Despite his man-of-the-match display against Canada in Oita last night, All Blacks first-five Richie Mo'unga was quick to deflect any praise coming his way, onto his teammates.
Now truly cemented in the All Blacks' number 10 jersey in Steve Hansen's dual-playmaker system, Mo'unga is starting to shine on the biggest of stages, last night's victory in Oita just the latest accomplishment for the stylish first-five.
Speaking to 1 NEWS in the mixed zone after the win though, Mo'unga was eager to deflect any praise coming his way.
"It's a humbling moment and a proud moment for myself, my family and friends, but none of it's possible without the boys in front doing the work," Mo'unga said.
"It's just crazy, you've got to remind yourself [to] be really grateful and in the moment.
"You can't get ahead of yourself. [I'm] just taking each moment as it comes, and just really lapping it up.
"The most important thing is just being in the moment, and just really diving into the experience [of] what a World Cup is.
"It's a foreign experience for me, but as the comp gets a long [it's] something I can get used to, and make sure [that I] come the tough games, I'm good to go."