Ben Foden will have given England head coach Stuart Lancaster plenty to think about after a solid display against Argentina in the 31-12 win at Twickenham on Saturday.
The 28-year-old, who impressed from the bench in England's tour of Argentina over the summer, was restored to the starting line-up following injuries to Christian Wade and Marland Yarde - and he put in a decent showing.
Foden made a number of good line breaks as he earned his 32nd international cap against the Pumas but a starting spot against the All Blacks next weekend is still largely going to depend on whether Wade and Yarde have recovered from their respective injuries in time for the match.
Foden had fallen out of favour after an ankle injury, coupled with the emergences of Mike Brown and Alex Goode, saw him slide down the pecking order.
The Northampton Saints man had spoken in the build-up to Saturday's clash of how the summer tour of Argentina handed him a renewed hunger to play for England. "It was a great tour, it was a development tour so it was a chance for guys to go in and really put down their marker for selection," said Foden.
"I only played on the bench in the Test but I also got on the field, got some more caps under the belt, great for my confidence and gave me that hunger to get back and play for England."
He looked shaky at points on Saturday but was largely impressive - and what shone through was his commitment and desire to impress in front of a home crowd ahead of next weekend's showdown against the All Blacks.
Regardless of whether Lancaster rewards Foden with a starting spot next weekend, the Northampton man can be pleased with a busy performance against the Pumas as he looks to re-establish himself as an England regular.