GLASGOW stand-off Ross Thompson is relishing the pressure of their United Rugby Championship quarter-final against Leinster in Dublin.

Warriors face the toughest of assignments in the last eight as they take on the team who topped the league on their own patch at the RDS Arena.

But the 23-year-old Scotland international is not fazed by the prospect.

“I like pressure,” he said. “I enjoy it. Sometimes it can be tough but it’s what I look forward to.

“As a young kid you want to be playing in those big games. If you want to play in those big games you have got to handle the pressure.

“You have got to challenge yourself and really stretch yourself to get some growth as a player. Playing in these big games is what you really need to do to take your game to the next level.

“It’s good to try and treat every game the same. There is definitely more pressure, you can feel there is a bit more of a buzz around some of these big games.

“We have tried to focus on ourselves a lot. Obviously Leinster are a very good team and have been for a number of years. So we are looking forward to this test.

“If you want to go to the latter stages you are going to have to play against these top teams.”