He has overhauled Israel Folau's NSW Waratahs season try-scoring record but blockbusting Taqele Naiyaravoro admits he still feels starstruck.
The Fiji-born winger set a franchise record of 14 tries in a Super Rugby season when he crossed for a second-half double in Saturday night's 77-25 hammering of the Sunwolves.
With one round and then finals still to come, Naiyaravoro pulled two clear of fullback Folau, who notched 12 in 2014 and has nine this season after also getting a brace against the Sunwolves.
The 26-year-old crowd favourite is now the 2018 competition's joint leading tryscorer with the Hurricanes Ben Lam, despite starting two fewer games.
In the last weeks of his second stint with the Waratahs before joining English club Northampton, Naiyaravoro confessed he still feels awed amid a NSW starting backline in which only wing colleague Cam Clark isn't a Wallaby.
He also recognised his good fortune to be on a backline boasting playmakers Bernard Foley and Kurtley Beale, who create numerous opportunities for their outside men.
"The first time I came to the Waratahs I think it was the same feeling I got when I was standing next to them, it's all Wallaby players," Naiyaravoro said.
"It's a big honour for me just to be outside them and finishing off how they run the game.
"Seeing them play, seeing them talking to me I was a bit starstruck and it still is for me."
Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson looked forward to the impact Naiyaravoro can have on the Australian conference-winning Waratahs' finals campaign.
"He's come into this year with a real determined motivation to leave here with a legacy and he's certainly doing that," Gibson said.
"He hasn't finished, he's got hopefully a few games to go and at times he's unstoppable."
Naiyaravoro was of similar mind.
"I know the time is shortening up as we go, and that's why I think I do what I can to the best of my ability before I leave on a good note," he said.
Naiyaravoro entered the penultimate round among the competition's top 10 in run metres, clean breaks and offloads, though he agreed he would sometimes be better off going to ground than throwing speculative passes.
"Some of the offloads go well, some are like gambles, so the thing for me is just picking the right time," Naiyaravoro said.
While two-Test Wallaby Naiyaravoro seemingly won't be eligible for World Cup selection in 2019 because he has a two-year deal with Northampton, he hasn't ruled out having a third stint with the Waratahs.