Don't get the Blues playmaker wrong, he has this year's Super Rugby competition at the forefront of his mind.
But, with Richie Mo'unga and Beauden Barrett set to leave New Zealand after the global tournament, Perofeta could be forgiven for envisioning himself becoming the starting All Blacks first-five next year.
"I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought about that.
"It will definitely be an opportunity when that time comes around. But, I don't want to put too much pressure on myself right now, worrying about what could happen in the future.