Rob Harley has been there and done it with Glasgow Warriors over the last few years, but the back-row admits Sunday’s Champions Cup quarter-final against Saracens will be his biggest test yet.
The 26-year-old Scotland international last week became the Warriors second most capped player ever, having made 158 appearances for them since his debut in 2010.
As such he has played a big part in their journey to the last eight of this showpiece event and is looking forward to running out at Allianz Park against the current champions.
“When you analyse Saracens you see that they are a very strong team,” the man who has turned out for Scotland 19 times said.
“They have a lot of quality players and it’s a massive challenge for us to go down there, but it’s a game which we believe as a squad we can win.
“Although we have done a bit of work on them this week, we have mainly been talking about what we can do well and how we can impose ourselves on proceedings.
“We won’t get too carried away by what they can do and try and look at our own performance.
“There has been an extra bit of excitement within the squad in recent days and you can feel that in training.
“We have played and won big games in Europe for a couple of years now. We do have that mindset that we can beat any team in Europe, it’s about going through the right processes and being accurate enough.
“The games against Leicester and against Racing in the group stages were about putting in good performances and laying down a marker for how we can play.
“We will be looking to impose our game on Saracens. It’s about how well we deal with the physicality they throw at us and how quickly we can adapt.”
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