Springbok captain and freshly unwrapped Sharks flanker Siya Kolisi equated his entrance at Kings Park to the first day of school.
As many schoolboys and girls will relate this week, Kolisi was a bundle of nerves and excitement when he was unveiled to the media in Durban on Wednesday.
"I'm pretty excited to be here, especially from a rugby point of view," said Kolisi.
"It's a huge honour and a privilege to be part of the Sharks. One chapter has closed and I'm looking forward to the new one
"It feels like the first day of school. I've got to start afresh again and fight again.
"I've got that feeling I had as a young boy when I started playing professional rugby and it's something I've needed in my career.
"I've got to earn the respect of my new team-mates, so I'm really looking forward to that.
"I hope I can play my part on and off the field for the team."
The 29-year-old, who led the Boks to victory at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, signed a three-year deal with the Sharks after leaving Western Province.