You can tell a great deal about the togetherness and cohesion of a team by how quickly and comfortably new members settle.
Even considering his pedigree, 21-year-old Cameron Redpath looked remarkably at ease upon his Test introduction for Scotland at Twickenham.
Coinciding with a historic win, an excellent individual performance vindicated his promise. But it also spoke volumes for the clarity, intelligence and energy of Scotland as a side.
Redpath slotted into a gameplan that trusted him to shine, bringing out his best attributes and challenging England with them. At times, more experienced colleagues helped him out. His dream debut was a triumph for Gregor Townsend’s collective.
Purpose and poise
In the opening seconds, England predictably sent some traffic towards Redpath direction to test the youngster’s mettle. Jonny May runs off Owen Farrell’s shoulder here.
Redpath and centre partner Chris Harris hold firm, even lifting the carrier above the ground to sap England’s momentum: