Lock Lewis Stevenson feels Ulster should throw caution to the wind against Castres and go all out to secure a home quarter final in the Heineken Cup.
A bonus point win will give Ulster a fixture at Ravenhill in the last eight of the competition but with a quarter final berth already booked Stevenson knows there is no point in holding anything back.
“If we lose we haven’t lost anything but if we go and get that bonus point we get a home game and that’s massive for us – no team in the quarters would want to come to Ravenhill,” said Stevenson.
“We’ve just to to go and give it a lash and not play helter skelter rugby and just play and take a win.
“It’s a massive game and another challenge and another opportunity for us.
“Though we’ve qualified there’s still a massive hurdle there for us and it’s important that we go there and do a job.
“We’ve got to win the game first and then maybe the bonus point will come.
“If we play our game and manipulate things the way we want then hopefully the bonus point will come.
“I don’t think we’re going to go out and chase it too much because then you end up playing that helter skelter rugby and you saw what happened to teams last weekend who did that.”
Stevenson is looking forward to the trip to France but is expecting a huge forwards battle.
“You go to play in France and you face a team with a different mentality to when they’re away, for Castres being at home is a whole different ball game and I think they’ve only lost once this season at home.
“We’ve got a massive challenge and we’ve got to go and give it a good lash.
“France is a brilliant place to play rugby. It’s a whole new culture and experience over there.
“Some of our young guys probably haven’t played there before and it will be brilliant for them in terms of their development so I think it’s a really exciting game for us.”