Dai Langdon described his debut as “the perfect day” as he played his part in a big win over Trebanos RFC in the WRU Admiral National Championship.
The 31-year-old put on the famous white, red and black jersey for the first time as he lined up at centre in one of 10 changes from last weekend.
Langdon ended the game with seven points thanks to a wonderful interception try and a conversion from wide right and having played at outside-half for the majority of his career it was no surprise to see him fire the ball between the posts.
Pooler ran riot at Pontypool Park with Matthew Jarvis leading the way with a stunning 30-point haul.
Fellow debutant Aneurin Jenkins scooped the man of the match award with a brace with Adam Stratton and Amosa Nove also going over twice.
Deon Smith, his fourth in as many games, Cameron Regan and Garin Price also got their names on the scoresheet.
“It was exciting, very positive,” said Langdon.
“With the game plan that we play it’s nice that I can be a playmaker.
“We play an expansive brand of rugby so it’s nice being able to slot in and with Jarv we take it in turns outside of the ruck.
“It’s exciting, hopefully the fans can see we are trying to play expansive and my role in that 12 position is to try and get the ball out wide and use that width of the pitch.
“It was like the perfect day. It was a really good performance from the boys.
“Obviously there are things for us to build on but in terms of how clinical we were scoring those tries we’ll be happy.
“We’ll push on now and hopefully there’s better things to come.”
Langdon was delighted to mark his debut with a try and believes he has really grown as a player since joinng Pooler this summer.
“I didn’t think I was going to get there,” he joked.
“I was looking over my coat-tails to see if he had me but I just about got there so it was nice to mark it [debut] with a five-pointer.
“It’s the first time in a long time that it feels like I’m improving as a player.
“And the environment and strength in depth that we’ve got is a massive part of that.
“You welcome competition, it makes everyone better.
“Every week we are competing for the jersey and we know that whoever takes to the field will do a job and the boys will come on and do just as good a job.
It was a very nice debut for me and I look forward for more to come.”