Worcester Warriors fly-half Ignacio Mieres is determined to catch the Argentina coaches' eye during the Premiership season.
The former Exeter player was left out of the Pumas squad for the Rugby Championship, but he hopes that strong performances for Worcester will earn him a recall to international duty.
Mieres understands why he did not make the Argentina squad, as he was not a regular starter at Exeter. The thumb injury to fellow Warriors fly-half Paul Warwick however, presents him with an opportunity to cement his place in the Worcester starting XV.
"If you don't play for your club it is difficult to be playing international rugby - one thing goes with the other," Mieres told Warriors News.
"It was a big disappointment of course, because it is my biggest dream to play for my country, but I knew that it would be hard if I didn't play for my club."
The fly-half is also very excited to link up with countrymen Leonardo Senatore and Agustine Creevy, who will join the Warriors after the conclusion of the Rugby Championship. Mieres believes they will add a great deal to the club.
"I have spent a few tours and have played quite a bit with both of them - they are two great ball-carriers. Senatore is a big boy, who can play six or eight, and is a good ball-carrier with great skill," he said.
"They are playing at the top level at the moment against the three best teams in the world, so they will add a lot of quality to the squad when they arrive.
"They are two international players who have both played quite a few Test matches for the Pumas. Agustin is a very strong guy and he loves the off-loads, so it should be very exciting to watch them.
"They are good guys and it will be nice to have some more Argentinians here."