There was an error or two and the understandable attacking rust in his first outing at his new club, however those in attendance would agree that overall it was a promising Sharks debut for Matt Moylan in the club's first trial match of 2018.
Moylan showed glimpses of his speed and silky skill and while his combination with halves partner Chad Townsend will be a work in progress, coach Shane Flanagan gave his new recruit a pass mark in game one.
"That's what [the trial] was about, getting them to play in game conditions together and they did some nice things together," Flanagan said.
"They made an error on their first set but they fixed that up and they're only going to get better. They both looked comfortable in their roles and they got our team around the park pretty well."
Moylan played around 30-minutes of game time, the majority at five eighth, with a short cameo at fullback as well when Valentine Holmes was taken from the field and youngster Kyle Flanagan was injected into the contest.
He also assumed the first half goal kicking duties, slotting one from a wide angle while narrowly missing a second from a similar spot on the field.
Later talking with Sharks TV, Moylan was both relieved and excited to have got his first game out of the way for his new club.
See what he had to say, with Moylan's interview now playing on Sharks TV.