TEN minutes at Twickenham is more than most will ever experience - but Cheshire prop Gav Woods is hungry for more, writes Ben Coulbeck.
Chester RUFC player Woods, 23, came off the replacements bench late in the second half on Monday to realise a rugby play-er's dream to cross the hallowed turf.
But Cheshire's 32-17 defeat of Middlesex has also whetted his appetite for future glory.
'It's given me a taste of what it is like to play in a professional rugby player's environment,' said the former Queen's Park High School pupil (pictured).
'I definitely want to return with Cheshire and win again, hopefully getting a longer spell on the pitch.'
Despite not being given a place in the starting line-up, Woods is still savouring every second of his brief appearance.
He said: 'We've watched it back on Sky three times now!
'It was a great team performance and I'm delighted that we won. Obviously I would have liked longer but I was just happy to get on the pitch.
'You have to look at the team rather than concentrate on your own performance. It was great to see everyone having such a good time both during and after the game.'
Cheshire dominated proceedings, especially in the forwards' battle, and ran out deserved winners in front of a sparse bank holiday crowd.
And although having to watch from the sidelines, Woods has nothing but praise for the play-ers in his position that set up the historic victory.
He said: 'All of the forwards were awesome. We thought it was going to be harder than it actually turned out to be.
'We dominated throughout, Simon (Mason) punished Middlesex with his kicking and we finished the game playing the usual high quality Cheshire rugby.'
Cheshire head coach Steve Rule was also thrilled with his players after the final whistle - especially having announced earlier this year that this would be his last season in charge of the county's elite squad.
He said: 'Defensively the boys were great. Middlesex had some very lively players, but we shut them out and managed to keep control.
'We deserve to be in the top flight and with the players we have in this squad, we should be in a strong position in the future.'