Wales and Scarlets scrum half Dwayne Peel says his team are hungry for success against Munster in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals.
“It’s a challenge we are definitely up for. We have played some great rugby in the campaign so far and put ourselves in a good position to go on and do well in this competition, so it would be a shame to let it slip from now on in,” said the Wales and Lions scrum half.
..“The boys have got a definite hunger in their bellies – we realise Munster are a huge challenge and are defending champions but we are home at Stradey and we want to achieve.”
The Scarlets qualified as the number two seeds with a perfect six out of six wins in the Pool stages, but since January most of their players have been apart on international duty.
However Peel admits the Heineken Cup inspires his team. “The Pool stages were before the Six Nations, but even then there were a couple of weeks between rounds and come European time we seemed to click,” he said.
“We have got to bring our best game of the season, we have three cup finals to go. We are physically and mentally up for it, after going to places like Toulouse, Ulster and London Irish and getting maximum points.
“I have been looking forward it this ever since the last round ended, but we have to work hard to make sure we are on top of our game.
“There is no better place to play than a packed Stradey for a big Heineken Cup game on a Friday night, so hopefully that will strive us on to wear the shirt proudly.
“To reach the Heineken cup final with Llanelli would be a fantastic honour, the club I have followed since I was a little boy, a dream right up there with anything I have achieved in the game.”