Harlequins Rugby League winger Will Sharp - who scored a hat trick in Sunday's victory over Catalans Dragons - says he cannot wait for the arrival of Melbourne Storm this weekend.
The NRL champions flew in from Australia earlier this week and will face Harlequins in the World City Challenge at the Twickenham Stoop this Sunday (2pm KO).
"Melbourne are a class team with some of the best rugby players in the world" Sharp said today.
"It is great to be given the chance to play against people that you admire in that way and experience firsthand what makes them the greatest players of our time.
"Last year's World City Challenge against the Manly Sea Eagles was fantastic; a really fast exciting game and a great atmosphere. I'm hoping for more of the same when Melbourne arrive."
Sharp faces Storm on the back of a spectacular hat trick against Catalans which powered Harlequins to their first victory of 2010.
Speaking of his acrobatic second try which saw him leap several feet into the air to take the ball and land it, Sharp said:
"I remember Danny Orr getting the ball and hoping that he'd send the kick in to my corner. He started running with it as though he was attacking which drew the opposition towards him. Then he kicked it high above the defence for me to leap into the air and ground as quickly as I could.
"I'd been staying behind after training a lot last week, practising that sort of catch and it paid off."
Tickets for Harlequins v Melbourne are available now for just £10 adults, £5 under 16's.
Rugby League will pay its respects to the servicemen and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in armed conflict over the last 100 years by laying five commemorative wreaths during a ceremony at the Cenotaph in London on Friday (11.00am).