Six months ago Andy Warwick was playing for Ballymena in the Ulster Bank League, but he has racked up 12 Ulster appearances since making his provincial debut in March. He is set to earn his 13th cap against Toulon, the reigning European champions, on Saturday afternoon.
It does not get any bigger than playing Toulon in the European Champions Cup. That is the verdict of Ulster winger Craig Gilroy, who cannot wait for Saturday's Pool 3 match and the visit of the reigning European champions.
Familiar foes lie in the way of Ulster and a winning start to the inaugural European Champions Cup. Nine months on from their 22-19 win at Welford Road, Rory Best and his team-mates return on the hunt for a similar result against Leicester.
Ulster subjected table-topping Glasgow Warriors to their first defeat of the GUINNESS PRO12 campaign - 29-9 - as late tries from Craig Gilroy and Tommy Bowe capped a superbly-managed performance from Neil Doak's men.