The test debutant Nehe Milner-Skudder says he's still trying to come to terms with simply be part of the wider All Black squad let along making his international debut.
The Hurricanes player has been named on the right wing for Saturday's Rugby Championship decider against Australia in Sydney.
"It's a massive buzz and still trying to get may head around being the environment so to hear my name read out and know I'm getting a run around on Saturday..and just really honoured."
Getting to make his test debut in a a Bledisloe Cup match and Rugby Championship decider makes the ocassion all the more special says Milner-Skudder.
"I used to enjoy watching it and to be a part of it is going to be pretty cool," he said.
The 24-year-old, who missed the previous two Rugby Championship matches due to a rib injury, will start on the right wing for the Sydney game, while his Hurricanes team mate Julian Savea makes his first start of the All Blacks' season on the left.
Sonny Bill Williams will replace the injured Ma'a Nonu at second-five, while Daniel Carter returns at first-five after he and Williams missed the All Blacks' 27-20 victory over South Africa in Johannesburg.
Ben Smith also moves back to his preferred fullback spot after Israel Dagg played the three previous tests following an injury-plagued Super Rugby season.
Meanwhile captain Richie McCaw will be making his 141st test appearance, equalling the record set by the great Irish and Lions midfield back Brian O'Driscoll.