Cardiff Blues director of rugby Mark Hammett insists his side are itching to test themselves against the best when they take on reigning GUINNESS PRO12 champions Leinster at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
Ospreys head coach Steve Tandy insists as disappointing as his side's last performance was, there will simply be no excuses for a repeat against Newport Gwent Dragons as they look to return to the GUINNESS PRO12 summit.
Ospreys may have ended the year atop the GUINNESS PRO12 following victory over Scarlets last weekend, but head coach Steve Tandy admits his side need to raise their game for the return fixture on Saturday.
Ospreys are aiming to bounce back in style when they return to GUINNESS PRO12 action, according to forwards coach Chris Gibbes, after their European adventure petered out with defeat to Benetton Treviso in Italy.
Sam Hidalgo-Clyne shrugged off the wind and rain to produce a second-half kicking masterclass, and see Edinburgh Rugby snatch a 16-13 win over Connacht, the first time the Irish region have lost at the Sportsground this season.