Richard Wigglesworth was 'buzzing' to play in England's 12-6 win over Wales at Twickenham, exactly 10 years after making his international debut.
A Jonny May double, his first tries in the Natwest 6 Nations, and an Owen Farrell conversion maintained England's unbeaten run in this year's competition.
The Saracens scrum-half made his England debut in a 23-19 over Italy in Rome in 2008 and he revealed his delight at being involved in the squad once again.
"It feels great, I absolutely loved being out there," Wigglesworth said.
"It's 10 years to the day since I won my first cap so I'd lie if I said I wasn't absolutely buzzing.
"Being involved again has more than exceeded expectations. I got a taster at the end of last season for the Barbarians match and I knew it was something I wanted to be part of.
"I just knew I had to be patient and keep my head down.
"It was a hell of a Test match and we're pleased to get the win."
'Impressive and exceptional'
Wigglesworth, 34, last appeared for his country in England's 60-3 win over Uruguay in the 2015 World Cup but has been in good form for his club for this season.
He praised his teammates on his return to the squad and thanked head coach Eddie Jones for showing faith in him
He said: "The word to use about this squad is impressive. Everything is very impressive, nothing is left to chance.
"Training was exceptional and the boys have been brilliant.
"I've been buzzing to get out there all week. I back myself and Eddie has shown a lot of confidence in me so I've thoroughly enjoyed the week and the win caps it off."