Thomas Waldrom insists he is 100% committed to England - even if he is still getting to grips with the cream teas and culture in his adopted country.
Waldrom, who was born in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, is poised to win his fourth England cap against Australia on Saturday after switching allegiance from the All Blacks.
"Playing my first Test match was probably the highlight of my career. The boys have accepted me really well, they know what I am here for," Waldrom said. "They know I am 100% for England and I will do anything I can do perform the best I can for the team."
He added: "Stuart and the coaching staff have spent a lot of time building a team culture. It is about accepting people for who they are.
"Everyone has different personalities in the team, which you have to embrace and enjoy. I am loving the environment.