St George Illawarra Dragons centre Euan Aitken reflects on his international debut for Scotland in the 54-12 loss to Australia at KC Lightstream Stadium, Hull on Friday.
Aitken was named on the inside-edge for the opening Four Nations fixture and despite the scoreline admits he saw a lot of potential for the Bravehearts heading into their next tournament match.
Dragons duo Tyson Frizell and Josh Dugan also featured in the fixture for the Kangaroos with Aitken admitting he found time to catch-up with both come full-time.
“It was definitely tough and it was always going to be tough coming up against the Australians as they’re a class side,” said Aitken.
“They do have a large forward-pack which showed with the way they rolled through the middle but we can take a lot out of the game.
“We need to build upon our partnerships as it is the first time for a few of us playing together and simply just working on our combinations.
“I thought in patches we were really good the way we rolled-up through the middle and had a bit of shape but we just need to work on counting numbers and throwing around the ball a little bit more.
“Unfortunately, I didn’t get the opportunity to tackle Josh Dugan or anything like that but Tyson Frizell showed he is a beast and can run at the line.”
Video Courtesy Of Scotland Rugby League