Kane reflects on Wallabies after short stay in Rosario

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 15: Kane Douglas of the Australian Wallabies is tackled during the Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and Argentina at Skilled Park on September 15, 2012 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 15: Kane Douglas of the Australian Wallabies is tackled during the Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and Argentina at Skilled Park on September 15, 2012 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images) Chris Hyde

YAMBA-raised Kane Douglas lives every sporting junior's dream every time he proudly wears the green and gold of the Wallabies.

The 863rd player to represent his country, the 24-year-old lock got his chance when Waratahs teammate Sitaleki Timani was injured against South Africa.

His performance in his debut against Argentina at Skilled Park saw him lauded as "the next big thing", and it was a performance that Douglas will remember for the rest of his career.

"The first game against Argentina was awesome," Douglas said.

"I went out there and did what I had to do.

"After the game I felt pretty good and, looking back, I was really happy with the way I played."

Douglas was voted the Player's Player after the 23-19 win, cementing his status as one of the premier locks in the country.

He managed to keep his spot in the team for what ended up a disastrous trip to South Africa, which saw five Wallabies injured in the 31-8 loss.

"I was pretty disappointed in how I played against South Africa," Douglas said.

"There were a couple of missed tackles that I shouldn't have missed and other little things like that.

"I don't know if it was the jet lag or something else but I just wasn't feeling right."

Douglas and the Australian coaching staff reviewed the performance after the game, highlighting different areas that had to be improved.

"We had a look at different parts of the game and really focussed on stuff that I had to work on," Douglas said.

"The intent was there but I was just a little off where I wanted to be."

Douglas kept his spot for the trip to Argentina, where they overcame the Pumas 25-19 in Rosario last week.

It's been regarded as one of the Wallabies gutsiest wins in recent memory, but Douglas only lasted nine minutes before leaving the field after a solid head knock..

"That was a tough game but I can't remember too much of it," he said.

A perfectly timed week break in fixtures means Douglas has an extra week to recover before playing in his first Trans-Tasman Test.

"We go into camp in Brisbane next week and hopefully we'll come out of Suncorp with a win next Saturday," Douglas said. Douglas is pretty confident the Wallabies can beat the All Blacks, but only if they put in for the whole 80 minutes.

"Our chances of beating them are pretty good," Douglas said.

"We know we can do it but we have to play for the whole game.

"It's been a while since they have lost a game so they could use one."

With one eye on the European tour in November, Douglas is wary of getting too far ahead of himself.

"I certainly hope I'm selected for the tour but a few things have to go my way," Douglas said.

"I'm uncertain when James Horwill is back from injury and I've got to keep performing to my best."

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