Northampton and Ireland star Roger Wilson insists his side will not buckle under the pressure of playing in front of a hostile Thomond Park crowd in Saturday's crunch Heineken Cup quarter-final clash.
Back-rower Wilson admits the Saints were overawed by the atmosphere when the sides met earlier this season - a game which Munster won 12-9 to top Pool One - but believes that experience could prove invaluable as his team look to secure their passage to the last four this weekend.
Wilson, 28, said: "The last game at Thomond was close but I think maybe the atmosphere got to us. For 26,000 people to make that noise, I couldn't believe it! In the second half at one stage I could hardly hear myself think.
"It can inhibit you from playing the way you want to play and can stop you thinking at crucial times of the game. You can go into your shell a little bit and we were probably guilty of that slightly too much last time. Going over there this time we know what to expect and hopefully it will not affect us too much."
Saturday's encounter will be the third meeting between the sides this year, with honours currently even after both teams claimed victory on home soil.
Whilst he concedes that taming the Red Army will be a challenge, Wilson is confident the Saints have what it takes to progress and add to their one previous Heineken Cup success.
"Munster have rightfully been probably the best team in Europe for the last 5, 6, 7 years. They've proved that by winning the Heineken cup a couple of times and the Celtic League and their record speaks for itself."
"But we believe we can do it. I think if everyone of the squad gives absolutely 100% and plays with a little bit more of their heads this time and just as much heart I think we will give ourselves a chance."
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.