Anthony Perenise looks to seize his Bath Rugby opportunity
Anthony Perenise has vowed to do the Bath Rugby number three jersey proud during Davey Wilson's England absence.
Wilson missed last weekend's 16-9 defeat to London Welsh as he prepares for Saturday's opening QBE international against Fiji at Twickenham.
Samoan prop Perenise stepped in to make only his second start of the season and is looking forward to proving his worth during the weeks ahead.
"David Wilson has been playing some great rugby and there is no doubt that he has been the rock of our team so far this season," said the 30-year-old.
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"But he is now away on international duty, which opens the door up for those left behind so we need to make an impact.
"I am hoping to step up and obviously try to carry on his good work. Anyone who puts on that jersey for Bath wants to do their best for the team and also make sure the jersey is ready for the next person.
"David has done it for me and I hope I can wear it just as well as he did."
Wilson was retained in a 23-man England squad ahead of Saturday's game, with boss Stuart Lancaster due to name his team at 10.15am today.
Former Beechen Cliff schoolboy Freddie Burns joined the senior set-up on Monday as injury cover for Harlequins centre Jordan Turner-Hall before being released back to his club, Gloucester.
Lancaster said: "We have had a good two days back at Pennyhill Park and the players have been very focused on delivering against Fiji."
Bath prop Paul James will start on the bench for Wales on Saturday when they face Argentina in the Dove Men Series opener at the Millennium Stadium (2.30pm).
Tighthead Aaron Jarvis – a Bath Academy product who left The Rec in 2011 – will make his international debut in the front row.
"One or two injuries have forced our hands in certain areas in terms of selection," admitted Wales interim head coach Rob Howley.
Bath winger Horacio Agulla has been named on the bench for Argentina.
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