Nizaam “Nemo” Carr has not yet taken to the waters abroad where he plays for Wasps in England.
A shoulder injury has led to a slow start to permanent life at Wasps in his first season after Carr starred during a three-month loan spell at the club last year in which he scored four tries in 11 appearances.
He explains: “I carried a knock into the season from the Stormers coming from Cape Town.
“It was something I was struggling with the whole time, during training as well.
“I’d get a knock and it puts me two or three days back and my confidence that wasn’t good.
“I haven’t started the way I would’ve loved.”
Carr recently made a return to action and reiterated his determination to continue driving Wasps in the right direction.
After last weekend’s loss to Saracens he says: “It was the first time I felt really confident with my shoulder.
“[I felt] no pain after the game.
“I can build on [the] performance which is special for me.”
He is also confident that Wasps, who are currently fourth on the Premiership table, will find their mojo.
The former Western Province and Stormers star adds: “I came to Wasps for the attacking side of rugby and lately we’ve just been on the defence the whole time. It will come for us. We’ve just got to keep working.”
Carr is one of four Cape-born Springboks at Wasps, the others being midfielder Juan de Jongh, fullback Willie le Roux and loose-forward-turned-hooker Ashley Johnson.