Ansbro in confident mood
Joe Ansbro is focused on delivering a performance as he prepares to make history as the first black rugby player to represent Scotland on Saturday.
Northampton back Ansbro will line up for his Test debut in the second EMC Autumn Test with South Africa at Murrayfield, replacing the injured Max Evans in a starting XV showing five changes from the one beaten 49-3 by New Zealand last weekend.
The 25-year-old Glasgow-born back, who was brought up near Gatehouse of Fleet in Dumfries and Galloway and has played in two Varsity Match wins for Cambridge over Oxford, told www.scotlandrugbyteam.org: "It's never defined me. The way I've been brought up, throughout my entire life, it's never been an issue."
He added: "For me this is just all about playing for Scotland and putting in a good performance.
"It's the proudest moment in my rugby career and with the right performance it will mean a lot more than that."
Ansbro, who went to Cambridge University after attending Stonyhurst College and speaks with a Lancashire accent, is fully aware he faces a baptism of fire.
He added: "I'm very much looking forward to it because I know it's going to be like nothing else I've ever experienced in rugby.
"There's nothing that can prepare you for that. I've just got to stay focused, stay confident.
"They're a fantastic side, a physical side, world champions - this is what you get into rugby for, to play these games at this stadium in front of large crowds."