Ben Volavola is hoping to pick up where he left of at the World Cup, in his debut season with the Crusaders in Super Rugby.
The 25 year old made his test debut for the Flying Fijians last year, and played in all four pool matches at the World Cup, scoring a try against Australia in Cardiff.
After moving from the Waratahs, he's now in a three way race with Marty McKenzie and Richie Mo'unga to fill the number ten jersey left vacant by World Player of the Year Dan Carter.
"It's been a really healthy relationship, not just on the field but off the field as well, and that's exactly the chemistry that I'm talking about. Because we're mates off the field and we get along really well it just works on the field as well and if one of us gets that opportunity we're quietly confident within ourselves to do the job."
Volavola said the World Cup was an important step in his development.
"It was just a massive eye-opener and I think, as a player, I've matured a lot thanks to that campaign and just with the boys that I was with during that campaign it helped me build and grow as a player. Little things that I didn't really understand or took lightly I do take seriously now and I'm just really thankful for that campaign."
Ben Volavola said familiar faces like Fiji team-mate Nemani Nadolo and assistant coach Tabai Matson have helped him to settle into his new surroundings over the past three months.