Jackson Hemopo has impressed in his first test as an All Black.

The big man from Te Arawa was thrown into the fray against the French a little earlier than expected.

But when he first selected, he was instructed to keep it under wraps, and so for a number of days, he had to keep his biggest achievement a secret - even from whānau.    

He was quick to inject his skills into the game, helping to set up this second try for the team in a huge win against France.

It's these skills he'll be able to take back to his Highlanders side as they get set to take on the Chiefs on Saturday.