Saracens wing David Strettle hopes to thrive on his return to former club Harlequins when the pair meet in their Premiership clash this Saturday.
30-year-old Strettle spent four years at the club between 2006 and 2010, scoring 90 points, and won the Professional Rugby Player's Association Young Player of the Season award in 2007.
He has been in fine form for Sarries in the opening rounds of the Premiership, and admits that his return to the Stoop is a huge personal occasion.
"It's massive," Strettle said, talking to London24.
"I never left under a dark cloud or anything and I've never been back to a club where I haven't had friends there.
"Whenever I've played against Quins I've wanted to win because you don't want your mate to have bragging rights over you.
"You've got to treat it as just another game of rugby as well. You go out there and treat every game with equal importance but I'm not going to lie, when you go back and play against your old team-mates you get that little bit more adrenaline.
"You've played there and you've got the fans who chanted for you when you were there, so you want to play well against them."
Strettle also pays tribute to the Stoop itself - one of English rugby's most revered grounds - and the challenge his side are likely to face against an in-form Harlequins outfit.
"I played at the Stoop for four years. It's a great place to play rugby and we know it's going to be very tough," he said.
"They've been contenders in the top four for the last couple of seasons now and obviously won it so they are a team that can punish you.
"They've got some phenomenal players.
"It's going to be another tough one and hopefully we can pull out a performance like we did in the first half against Bath, because that's what beating Quins warrants.
"We've got to turn up on the day because they're a very good team."