HUDDERSFIELD Giants prop Paul Jackson is poised to make his international debut.
The 28-year-old has been named in the Scotland squad to face Wales in a World Cup qualifier in Bridgend on Sunday, October 29.
At stake is a place in next season's competition in Australia, with Jackson confident he will be on a plane Down Under this time next year.
The tough front row qualifies for Scotland through his grandfather and would play with pride.
"It's always been a dream of mine to play a game at international level," said Jackson, pictured right.
"I realised a couple of years ago that my chances of playing for England seemed to have gone.
"So I then turned my attentions to Scotland, because that's where my grandad's from.
"I had no hesitation in putting my name forward to play for them, and I'm really excited about the challenge against Wales.
"It's far from being a meaningless fixture because there's a trip to Australia for next year's World Cup for the winners.
"I believe we've got the players capable of beating the Welsh. Quite a few of us play in Super League.
"But the same also applies for Wales, who could be led by Lee Briers and Iestyn Harris.
"Whatever happens, I'm sure it'll be a great occasion."
Jackson will embark on his personal Giants' training programme on Monday.
And he is confident he will be firing on all cylinders when the international clash takes place.
"To say we've had such a tough season, I finished the year in pretty good shape," he added.