Springbok fly-half Morne Steyn has revealed that he would only start on the bench for Stade Franšais in Friday's Top 14 clash with Biarritz.
The 29-year-old only arrived from Argentina on Monday after helping South Africa beat Argentina 22-17 in Mendoza last weekend.
Steyn was one of five Springboks allowed to return to their French clubs in between the Test with Argentina and their next Test with Australia on September 7.
However, Steyn said that while he was extremely keen to play his first game for his new club - he joined them from the Bulls in the European close season - he would have to be patient.
"I am on the bench and we will see if the coach (Richard Pool-Jones) sends me on for a little game-time or not," he explained.
"I have been here a few days and I feel terrific."
Steyn revealed that, while fellow Boks like Toulon wing Bryan Habana and Racing-Metro lock Juande Kruger might start for their clubs, his position was a little more tricky.
"I am the link between the forwards and the backs and therefore I must understand the calls," he said.
"It will be a bit more difficult for me but all the players are helping me and happily the coaches also speak English.
"Bryan Habana is on the wing and all he has to do is catch the ball and run with it," he added with a smile.
Steyn praised Stade's newly refurbished 20,000 seater Jean Bouin Stadium, which will host its' first match on Friday, and said he had been impressed by 22-year-old Jules Plisson, who will start instead of him against Biarritz.
Plisson put up an excellent performance against Perpignan last weekend, his drop goal giving Stade a 28-27 victory.
"I followed that game on Twitter," said Steyn.
"It is good to see the young enjoying themselves and playing well."