Broncos young gun Tesi Niu may have already played international football but he is happy to be patient before getting his shot at the NRL.
Niu was then a shock Test debutant at fullback for Tonga against Great Britain, performing superbly in Tonga's defeat of the 'old enemy'.
He was supposed to play in just the World Nines event in Sydney, but impressed the coaching staff so much he was promoted to the Test squad.
It was a whirlwind experience for the just-turned 18-year-old.
"Going into the Nines I wasn't even meant to go to New Zealand with the senior team," he said.
"The night before they flew to New Zealand I was told I was going.
"I was buzzing and messaged 'Seibs' (Broncos' head coach Anthony Seibold) and he was all for it.
"It was pretty hectic from there and then I got a go in the red jersey."
For now Niu has set his sights on improving his game with Intrust Super Cup affiliate club, the Souths Logan Magpies.
A product of the Souths Logan area, Niu said he was happy to be patient playing there until he got a chance in the NRL.
"I am just doing my time now," he said.
"I will just do my time and play in the Intrust Super Cup and have a consistent year and see where it goes from there."