Having enjoyed an impressive domestic season, Glasgow Warriors are looking forward to testing themselves against Europe's elite.
The Scottish side have been drawn in a tricky Heineken Cup pool alongside reigning champions RC Toulon.
They have never faced the star-studded Cote d'Azur club in European competition and head coach Gregor Townsend is eager to take on the cup kings.
"Toulon are European Cup champions and almost did the double, they've got a world class team and they've built a global reputation on who they've signed and the passion of their supporters, so I can't wait," said Townsend
"It will be a cracking game at Scotstoun.
"I've played at the Stade Mayol twice in my career and they were definately highlights. It was an experience and atmosphere like no other at club level.
"The pitch is great, it's very quick, the weather is usually beautiful and the crowd are fantastic.
"The whole occasion will be great for our players. You want to take on the best players in the world in the best environments you can play in.
"The experience of getting off the bus and walking through the supporters in that atmosphere will be great for us and the club."
Glasgow will be more familiar with their other Pool Two opponenets - Cardiff Blues and Exeter Chiefs.
They regularly face the Welsh region in the PRO12 and Townsend's brother Colin used to play for the Chiefs.
And the former Scotland and British & Irish Lions fly-half knows all to well the challenges the duo will pose.
"Cardiff have introduced a lot of young players into their team and I rate Rhys Patchell very highly, he's going to be an outstanding international fly-half," said Townsend.
"They also have a number of British and Irish Lions' players including the captain Sam Warburton so it will be extremely tough.They play a real high pace running game and caused us a lot of problems when we last played them at Scotstoun and we know they'll be stronger next season so we're looking forward to that challenge.
"I have a bit of a soft spot for Exeter, my brother played for them and he still lives down there so I've tracked their progress very closely. They've built a fantastic club off the field and they've recruited very well.
"They've had their first year of European experience and will be much better for that. They almost beat Leinster away and were in a pool with Clermont so they'll have learnt a lot from those games."
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.