Making history by becoming the youngest Kangaroos player ever hasn't quite sunk in for Newcastle Knights' utility back Sione Mata'utia.
The 18-year-old will surpass Israel Folau’s record when he runs out onto AAMI Park for Sunday’s Four Nations clash against England.
Mata'utia assures he isn’t nervous about his debut, instead treating the occasion like just another game.
“I don’t really get nervous, with the likes of Cooper Cronk and Greg Inglis, they make your job that much easier,” he told the media in Melbourne after a Kangaroos training session.
“I’m feeling pretty confident but I’m sure once I get to the field, I’ll get shivers."
The young talent has credited his more experienced teammates for helping him remain calm in camp but says fellow rookie Dylan Walker has also played a part in settling him.
"Seeing Dylan Walker and Josh Mansour has sort of given me a bit of confidence in that it was their first game and they’ve done really well," Mata'utia added.
“I look up to everyone in the team and me being the youngest, I probably look up to all that are older."
Coach Tim Sheens selected the Newcastle utility on the wing in an attempt to match the size and strength of the English.
The Australian Kangaroos play England at AAMI Park on Sunday at 4pm.