Saracens centre Brad Barritt is excited about the potential of his midfield partnership with former rugby league man Joel Tomkins.
Tomkins joined Sarries midway through last season, but had only made one Aviva Premiership start for the club before this campaign.
However with more time under his belt to adjust to his cross-code switch, Tomkins is coming into his own in union according to Barritt.
"Joel came in midway through last season and it was always going to take him a little bit of time to get used to playing union," he said.
"But we're really enjoying the combination now this season. He's obviously hugely experienced from his league days so he's big and strong and his defence is very good.
"That means that he gets over the gainline and he's only going to get better with more games under his belt.
"As a club it's been a good start for us, we're still unbeaten. But there are still things that we need to work on and we know that.
"Drawing against Leicester was obviously a bit strange. As people say it's a bit like kissing your cousin.
"We were disappointed because we didn't feel we took our chances but it was still a pretty good performance.
"Overall we are relatively happy with the performances, the win against London Irish on the first day was a great display and we picked up a hard-fought win away at Sale after that.
"It would have been nice to get the win against Leicester but we have Exeter next up so we need to make sure we win that one."
Barritt is clearly enjoying himself at Sarries and recently signed a new deal with the club after four successful seasons.
Having tasted Premiership success in 2011 and made his international bow since arriving in England, he admits he does not intend to stop there.
"I've had a great four years here at Sarries and they have been great for me," he added.
"They've helped me achieve lots of my objectives since I first arrived here. It's been amazing for me.
"I've got into that England squad but I know it's even harder to stay there so I can't afford to sit back now.
"I need to make sure I listen to everything the coaches say, and play as well as I can for Saracens and that will give me a good chance.
"There are lots of players pushing for England spots though so I need to keep striving to improve."