Samoan international, Anthony Perenise, was faced with a novel challenge on Saturday when he found himself opposing many of his fellow countrymen.
The Hurricanes prop came on in the second of the development side's Pacific Rugby Cup match against Samoa A at Porirua Park.
Perenise and the home team came out on top, winning 33-0 in front of a Wellington crowd that was predominantly dressed in blue and white.
Perenise says despite the scoreline it wasn't easy.
"Obviously our game plan was to try not to go head to head with their physicality. They stuck to the full 80 - they didn't die, they didn't give up. You know those quick taps probably weren't the right choices at the time. Obviously as us Islanders know you see the ball, you get a penalty and you wanna quickly take the tap and go for the line. But I think our defence, we just had a few numbers around them at those crucial moments and obviously it didn't pay off for them."