Glasgow Warriors fly-half Adam Hastings wants his side to put in a complete display when they travel to Saracens for their Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final on Saturday, having been beaten twice by the two-time champions in the pool stages.
The Scottish outfit led twice in their Pool 3 Round 6 clash, but eventually succumbed 38-19 at Allianz Park, where the last–eight tie will be held.
Both Glasgow and Saracens won their four other matches – against Cardiff Blues and Lyon – to book places in the last eight, with the English club sealing the No.1 seeding and a home quarter-final as a result.
However. Hastings – who scored 49 points in the Heineken Champions Cup pool stages – pointed out that Glasgow were able to cause the Barnet-based side problems in both their Pool 3 matches earlier this season.
“For us, it’s about playing to the level we can do for 80 minutes,” said the 22-year-old. “We’ve shown in patches that we can take them apart, but we need to put together the full performance.
“They are a big side and very physical, but it’s nothing we’ve not experienced before. We can go down there and be really confident. I’m really looking forward to it.
“Playing away is tough, but we look at it as a big thing and it would be sweet to win there, having lost two months ago. It’s finals rugby now, so no holding back.”
The Scottish international believes Sarries’ artificial surface could suit Glasgow’s quick tempo, since there is a similar pitch in place at Glasgow’s Scotstoun Stadium.
“When it’s a wet day, you’d want to be on an artificial surface and we can play on them,” he added. “It suits our fast game.”
Hastings is also hoping that there will be an all-Scottish semi-final, with the winners of the Edinburgh Rugby-Munster Rugby quarter-final due to face Glasgow or Saracens next month.
“Edinburgh have gone up and up, and are doing great in Europe,” he said. “We can still play them in the semi-finals, so that would be fantastic.”
- You can watch Saracens v Glasgow Warriors live from Allianz Park on Saturday at 15:15 GMT, with coverage from BT Sport and beIN SPORTS.