Clinton Schifcofske is hoping his time with the Australia A squad will help him launch his international career.
The Queensland Reds full-back is a member of the national side currently competing in the Pacific Nations Cup, and believes being with the group will further help him develop his game.
"You're around the best players, not only do you get to play with them, you see how they prepare themselves and how they handle themselves away from footy, and on the training paddock. All you can do is learn which is the main thing," Schifcofske said.
"If you play well you give yourself an opportunity for those things (Wallabies selection) to happen."
He also believes facing the physical Pacific Island nations during the cup, which features Fiji, Samoa and Tonga, as well as Japan and the Junior All Blacks, will help him develop into the player he needs to be to warrant Wallabies' selection.
"They're massive units. I think the biggest guy in the Tongan side was the winger I was marking so that was good fun," he said.
Australia A began their Pacific Nations Cup campaign with a 60-15 demolition of Tonga, with their next match against Samoa this weekend in Coffs Harbour.