Mike Tindall is set to roll back the years as Gloucester target taking a giant stride towards an Amlin Challenge Cup double - and the 2006 tournament champions are banking on the special Kingsholm atmosphere to lift them against Biarritz Olympique in Thursday night's quarter-final showdown at Kingsholm.
That contest against the defending champions will mark the kick-off to the knock-out stages of the 2013 European tournaments and Tindall - a member of that trophy winning team seven years ago - is poised to make his 61st European appearance.
Former club and country team-mate Iain Balshaw will be absent with a knee injury but another player who has worn the Cherry and Whites jersey is set to be at the heart of Biarritz's defence of the title.
Ace scrum half and points machine Dimitri Yachvili spent the 2001/02 season at the club and will intent on adding to his tally of 717 points in 72 European contests.
However Tindall expects the atmosphere to rival that generated by the Kingsholm faithful during the 16-3 Heineken Cup quarter-final home defeat to Munster back in April, 2008.
"Thinking about Biarritz coming back here gets me thinking about that quarter-final against Munster in the Heineken Cup when Kingsholm was really bouncing that day - and it will be the same again on Thursday," said Tindall.
"We've had some great games against Biarritz in the past and you know there will be a warm welcome for them.
"But at the same time you know it's going to be fierce and ferocious as it is a Heineken Cup standard quarter-final.
"It's a great barometer of our progress, and a great challenge for us.
"Toulouse last year was fantastic, and we'll look back at that a little this week - that's a great example of how you want to approach and play big games like this.
"If we could put on a similar display to that on Thursday, then I think we'll have a pretty good night.
"However, Biarritz play that typical French style that's that little bit less structured than the English way and it is very dangerous if you let it get the better of you.
"Yach (Yachvili) is a great player, he's their leader in many senses on the attacking front, he's very dangerous and someone who can really cause you problems."
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