"But this is always a difficult time of the year with the international players coming back into their clubs. We suffered a bit after the World Cup and we have learned lessons from that experience.
"We've spoken to every player individually, kept in contact with them during the 6 Nations and given them plenty of videos to watch this week. Each player is different, and we have given three of them the week off to get themselves in peak condition for the Saracens game."
"The Heineken Cup is a knock-out competition from here on in, so the game next month is our first big target. If we can win in Watford, then are dreams are still alive - if not, we will focus fully on the Top 14.
"There is a lot of excitement in the camp about the Heineken Cup quarter-final and the fans have also got into the spirit. We know it is going to be tough going away, but our form on the road has improved this season. We have Perpignan at home this weekend, and then have to travel to Biarritz next week and I'm really looking to use that game as a proper build-up to the Saracens fixture."