However, talking after Gloucester's first away win of the season, he made light of the increased workload, explaining that he's really enjoying the increased involvement.
"I'm absolutely loving it. I've been through two seasons of sitting on the bench and getting the odd start here and there.
"The World Cup period has really helped me with Scotty (Lawson) being away and Mati (Cortese) being injured.
"So, I've had a good run and I'd like to think that I've been able to show Brushy and Hoggy that I can play at this level, can keep developing and contribute even more."
However, more importantly, he went on to explain that the first win on the road has given the whole squad a real boost ahead of the Heineken Cup opener at Toulouse this weekend.
"To get that first away win really does pick the side up and the boys were absolutely buzzing in the changing room.
"We've got a massive game coming up against Toulouse this weekend, on their patch, and we've got to try and carry this form into that game.
"We tend to focus on ourselves and try not to worry too much about what the opposition are doing. We have to concentrate on what we do and keep working hard."
Finally, as a proud Cornishman, what does it mean to leave Sandy Park with the points?
(Laughs) "It's always a pleasure to come to Devon and put one over the Devon boys! Seriously, though, we're just chuffed to bits to get the win. That's the important thing."