Nick Wallace may want to look ahead to Saturday's game against Russia in London, but first we have to look back.
There is the little matter of that astonishing try against Georgia that put the Eagles up 22-13 on the way to their dramatic 25-23 victory.
"I got a great ball from Cam Dolan who put me into a gap," said the prop. "I wanted to pass to Drew [Andrew Suniula] but their No. 8 had him covered, so I kept it and was fortunate enough to get over."
A little understated from the former St. Mary's All American, and it misses a few details, like his steamrolling a Georgian tackler.
"It was just a reaction because I couldn't pass to Drew," explained Wallace. "I was lucky it was their #9 so I had some weight on him. I just threw my forearm up and was lucky enough to see him take a seat."
Wallace still had some work to do, and he ran out of another tackle before raising his hand in celebration.
"I got pretty close a couple of times in the ARC but didn't quite get there so I really wanted to get this one," he explained.
So all of that was good, but Wallace said the team knew they had a battle the rest of the game, and don't see anything different Saturday against Russia.
"These Eastern Europeans are big and powerful and they can run right over you," he said. "They like to hit and we know it will be tough just as we knew the final 20 minutes against Georgia will be tough. We just hope our fitness will out-do theirs."
Key for the USA will be how their tight five hangs in there. Some, such as Wallace and hooker Phil Thiel, have been playing solidly through the ARC. But, said the young prop, they are feeling good.
"The body feels as good as it could after six weeks of international rugby,"explained Wallace, one of three Chuckanut props on the team. "The medical staff's been doing a great job so we're ready to go. We know the scrums will be big. For me they've gotten a lot better for me from when I made the jump last year. The biggest thing I've noticed is the the strength I've put on and that's helped a lot. The whole eight of us is coming along really well under coach Justin Fitzpatrick, and that's been great.
"Now we just need to from up, make the hits, and get to them early."