New Zealand- born Mark Van Gisbergen has declared his readiness to do a job for England after being fast-tracked towards Test match status.
Despite only qualifying for England on residency grounds earlier this month, the Wasps full-back could feature in the world champions' autumn Test opener against Australia at Twickenham.
He is among five uncapped players selected by England boss Andy Robinson in a 30-man squad for November appointments with Australia, New Zealand and Samoa.
But while fellow newcomers Peter Richards, Perry Freshwater, Lee Mears and Alex Brown are likely to be kept waiting in the wings, Van Gisbergen is poised to forge England's back-three unit alongside Mark Cueto and Josh Lewsey.
Van Gisbergen's elevation into a squad which also features Worcester flanker Pat Sanderson was widely expected, given his outstanding consistency in helping Wasps to three successive Premiership titles and a Heineken Cup triumph.
He is the Guinness Premiership's top scorer this season, averaging 17 points a game and, at the age of 28, is in prime condition for the biggest challenge of his rugby life.
"I am excited and honoured to be selected," said Van Gisbergen. "It is the next step up for me and will be a very big challenge.
"International rugby is on another level in terms of intensity and it will be a new experience for me but one I am greatly looking forward to.
"It would be fantastic to get some pitch-time during the autumn internationals and, if I do, I will be aiming to put in a good performance and take it from there."
England are likely to retain fly-half Charlie Hodgson as their first-choice goal kicker against the Wallabies at Twickenham on November 12, but Van Gisbergen offers them a prodigious points-scoring option.
Asked about the kicking, Van Gisbergen replied: "I don't mind having that pressure - I enjoy it, if anything."
Robinson has closely monitored Van Gisbergen's emergence to the pinnacle of English club rugby and would have undoubtedly named him in England's elite squad early last month, had he been qualified.
"Mark is a quality player and I have been impressed by his performances for Wasps, not least his place-kicking and I look forward to seeing how he fits in with the England squad," Robinson said.
"He steps up in the bigger games and that has shone through and impressed us. In addition to that, his workrate is phenomenal." England's record since they won the World Cup 22 months ago is average to say the least and, after just seven victories from 16 starts, Robinson has had to oversee something of a shake-up.
While Jonny Wilkinson remains sidelined as he recovers from appendix surgery and Martin Corry predictably stays as captain, the international curtain appears to be falling on the likes of Will Greenwood, Ben Cohen, Andy Gomarsall and possibly even Ben Kay. Leicester and Lions prop Julian White is another high-profile absentee, with Robinson stressing his first major squad of the season has been selected on form.
There are just 11 members of England's victorious World Cup squad in Robinson's latest group, but he has to begin building towards World Cup 2007 in France.
Sanderson earns a recall after leading the England team to their Churchill Cup triumph in Canada earlier this summer while newcomers like Bath hooker Mears and Gloucester lock Brown could be pivotal members of England's next World Cup squad into two years' time.
"It is awesome," said Brown. "I was really surprised to be included."
Steve Borthwick, meanwhile, is among a group of ten players placed on stand-by for the autumn, including such names as White, his fellow Leicester prop Graham Rowntree and Olly Barkley.