Sam Harrison has point to prove to Leicester Tigers
Scrum-half Sam Harrison says many of the Leicester Tigers squad will be hopeful of keeping their shirt for the trip to Llanelli after passing the test against Wasps.
Tigers face the Scarlets at the Parc Y Scarlets on Sunday knowing that a win, coupled with a defeat for Sale at Wasps, would book them a second consecutive semi-final.
Many of the players involved in the 34-8 success over Wasps had not played a lot of rugby in recent weeks.
Harrison, who made his seventh start of the season, was one of them and he believes many of his team-mates shook off their rustiness to lay down a marker for the Pool Two decider in Wales.
"We all train hard each week and, for a lot of the players, it is frustrating not to be involved all of the time," said the 22-year-old.
"So I was happy to be out there and so were the other players who have not played much rugby this season.
"We were being judged on this performance and credit to them, the majority of the lads have taken their chance and, hopefully, will get some more game time over the next few weeks.
"I was pretty satisfied with my own game. I was a bit rusty at first but I like to think that I shook that off.
"Hopefully, I will get a few more chances while Ben Youngs is away with England."
Harrison and fellow scrum-half Micky Young looked sharp and fed quick ball to a back division that played some good rugby in beating a young Wasps outfit.
The Premiership defeat by Wasps during the autumn internationals in November was the last time Harrison featured in the side. And the Leicester-born half-back said he was delighted to get back out there and play some good, attacking rugby.
"The first 20 or 30 minutes were quite stop-start and set-piece orientated," he said.
"In the second half, we wanted to get the ball moving a bit more and keep the ball alive, which we managed to do.
"The first 15 minutes of that half were quite loose and we played a bit at them and managed to run in a few tries.
"There was a big emphasis on just playing and expressing ourselves and I like to think we put in a good performance.
"I imagine we will go for it now at the Scarlets on Sunday and try to get into the semis to give ourselves a good chance of winning it."