Saracens winger Chris Ashton is expecting a tough battle this weekend when his side face Toulon in the Heineken Cup semi-final.
“It’s a massive game and a game that obviously we would certainly like to win, but here at Sarries the next game is always the biggest and most important,” said Ashton.
He added: “Toulon have a star-studded squad but we aren’t exactly short of top players here at Saracens. We respect them and it’s no secret that they have match winners across the pitch, but our emphasis this week has been on our game, and how our team can hurt them.”
In his last appearance at HQ, Ashton treated the Twickenham crowd against Ulster with a trademark 40 meter try, and the England winger is looking forward to sampling that Twickenham experience once again;
“I’m looking forward to it. I love that big game feel at Twickenham.
“That’s why I came here to Saracens, to have challenges like this, tough ones; challenges that generate a lot of interest and have a lot riding on it.”
He added: “We really enjoyed our last game there against Ulster by producing a strong team performance, and on a personal note it was pleasing to help the team achieve that by getting myself on the score sheet.
“We want to make memories here at Saracens. I’ve been to Heineken Cup final before, and I’d love to get there again with great group of people.”