Rangi Chase must wait to win back his place in the England team but for now he is simply happy to be in the camp and experiencing the "brotherhood" of Steve McNamara's squad.
The 2011 Man of Steel has recovered from a groin injury he picked up on England's training camp in South Africa but has not made McNamara's 19-man squad for Saturday's game against France at Craven Park.
Chase was initially forced into the role of spectator for England's opening autumn international and was mightily impressed by their 80-12 victory over Wales in Wrexham, saying: "The boys played well against Wales. I'm just happy to be back in camp and being picked would be a bonus."
Young outside backs Zak Hardaker and Kallum Watkins particularly caught his eye against Wales.
"It was awesome," he said. "From the sidelines you see things you don't really see when you're playing.
"It was a really professional performance and I was happy for everyone.
"I think Kallum is going to be one of the best centres England's ever had. He's a freak. Zak is going to be one of the best youngsters as well.
"That's the beauty of our squad, we've got some amazing talent. We've got Richie Myler, another really good young player, and just to have all that competition will bring out the best in us."
While Myler continues to keep Chase out of the side, Hardaker is set to make way for the return of full-back Sam Tomkins, who has recovered from a knee injury.
Winger Tom Briscoe and forward Ben Harrison are also recalled, the latter taking the place of injured loose forward Sean O'Loughlin.