Ospreys prop Aaron Jarvis proud despite defeat on Wales debut
Aaron Jarvis said winning his first cap for Wales was "amazing" despite finishing on the losing side.
Last Updated: 11/11/12 2:11pm
The Ospreys tighthead, deputising for the injured Adam Jones, was one of the few plus points for the Welsh in their 26-12 defeat at home to Argentina.
Exeter-born Jarvis has played for England U16 and U19 but qualifies through a Welsh grandmother.
He was up against the hugely experienced Leicester prop Marcos Ayerza and more than held his own.
"It was absolutely amazing to win my first cap, but I am absolutely gutted at the same time with the result," said Jarvis.
"The physicality, that side of it, was harder, but it was a really enjoyable experience. There were a couple of positive things, and a few things I need to look at going forward.
"I knew it would be a step up, so I don't think that was a surprise. Everything is that bit quicker and that bit more physical."
"It has been an unbelievable couple of weeks. I struggle to put it into words, really. I wanted to try and play as much rugby for the Ospreys as I could this season, and then see what happens.
"Luckily, I had a run of games, and then I was over the moon when I got called up for the squad.
"It has been a great experience. I've got to keep working hard, and hopefully I will continue to be involved."