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Fusaro hyped for Toulon atmosphere

07th October 2013 08:53


Chris Fusaro Glasgow Warriors 2012

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Glasgow Warriors flanker Chris Fusaro has praised the support of the Toulon faithful ahead of this weekend's Heineken Cup clash.

The RaboDirect Pro12 leaders will travel to take on the European Champions at the Stade Felix Mayol.

Bracing himself for the occasion on Sunday, Fusaro believes the impact of the crowd will spur Glasgow on.

"They are one of the biggest teams in Europe, and the atmosphere at their games is really unbelievable," Fusaro told the Glasgow Evening Times.

"They have a big support and I'm sure it will be loud, with bands playing and a lot of distractions.

"We'll just have to focus on our game, what's going on between the white lines.

"But we're excited to be going there and hopefully we can put in a really good performance.

"Everyone says it - the Heineken Cup is the biggest stage, something that everyone relishes and wants to be involved in.

"Going to the south of France to take on one of the biggest teams in Europe is just incredible."

Gregor Townsend's side have got off to the perfect start with five wins from their first five matches, as they carry on their form from the tail-end of last season. Their latest success was a 17-12 victory over the Scarlets.

"It was really good, very satisfying. We're five from five now so it keeps the momentum going," added Fusaro.

"It's been an ideal start and it gives us a head of steam heading into Europe.

"Sure, we struggled a bit at the scrum at times so we were under the cosh a fair bit, but I thought our backs really stood up well.

"They took a lot of the workload off us. It's great to get up from a scrum and see the team going forward."

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