Sean Maitland is eager to prove his commitment and quality for Scotland
Last Updated: 03/02/13 3:00pm
Sean Maitland dives in to score on his Scotland debut
Sean Maitland says he still has a lot to prove to the people of Scotland after he made a try-scoring debut for his adopted country.
The New Zealand-born winger, who joined Glasgow Warriors in October from the Crusaders, put Scotland ahead in the opening ten minutes of the Six Nations clash at Twickenham.
But England overpowered their rivals to record a 38-18 victory and Maitland insists he, and his fellow team-mates, have big improvements to make.
"You can't be negative," said the 24-year-old, who qualifies for Scotland through his paternal grandparents.
"You've got to be positive. There were heaps of positives: scoring tries and staying in the game.
"But you've got to look at the things you need to work on. There are a lot of things that we need to work on, let's be honest.
"It's just a shame we didn't do the jersey justice; all the boys are very disappointed.
"Things have gone really fast for me. I've only been here for a couple of months. To be playing Test rugby for Scotland is a dream come true.
"It's just the start, hopefully, for me. Going back home to Murrayfield is going to be special. Hopefully I get to play and experience Murrayfield for the first time.
"I've still got a lot to prove to the people of Scotland, getting selected having not been in the country for long."
He added: "I scored my first try in my first Test. I was happy with the first 10 minutes but the next 60 minutes I wasn't too happy.
"There's a few things we need to work on. The tackle area and getting our backs involved. We (the backs) were a bit of a myth out there.
"We were more frustrated, all three of us. There's a lot of talent to be shown in our backline. It's just one of those things."