By Will Kelleher For Mailonline
Published: 22:47 GMT, 22 November 2019 | Updated: 22:47 GMT, 22 November 2019
Exeter Chiefs are desperate for their 'normal' squad to solve the European puzzle this year, having added Border piece Stuart Hogg.
The 27-year-old Hawick-born full-back faces his old club Glasgow in the Heineken Champions Cup on Saturday.
Having moved from the 'concrete jungle' up in Scotland down to Devon - where he has discovered Sidmouth and Exmouth beaches as well as the madness of the Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels celebrations - Hogg is happy.
The 27-year-old Hawick-born full-back faces his old club Glasgow in the Champions Cup
'It's been absolutely brilliant,' said the 72-cap Scot of his summer move.
'One of the best decisions I've ever made. It is cider country down here isn't it? I'm more than happy to try it, hopefully after a good win at the weekend!
'After last week's La Rochelle win away, Rob Baxter came up to me, put his arm around me and said: "That's why you signed here, for days like that."
'He was right. I loved it. The buzz going round the club after the game was just unbelievable.' But Hogg knows he must deliver to help Exeter find elusive form on the continent.
'We've only qualified from the pool once so that's a huge motivating factor,' the Lion added.
'We've got an unbelievable squad. Ultimately, having been given the opportunity, I need to perform. Now's a time for actions to back up