OLLY MORGAN will prepare for the toughest rugby challenge of his young life at Croke Park in the RBS Six Nations tomorrow with the words of the coach ringing in his ears.
But not those of England coach Brian Ashton. Rather Coach Carter, the inspirational schoolteacher who elevates his underachieving basketball pupils to undreamed of heights in a true-life film made famous by Samuel L Jackson.
The hip-hop soundtrack to that film is never far from Morgan's hearing, especially as it contains the following sentiment.
"When we step on the floor every second that clock is ticking. We are pedal to the metal, we run the ball, we pressure the ball and most importantly we control the tempo of the game."
Ashton would certainly be hard pressed to come up with a more appropriate team talk himself as he sends his England players out against Ireland and a furnace of an atmosphere at the heart of Irish nationalism.
It is an intimidating place for anyone, let alone a 21-year-old who has played just one Test in the famous white jersey.
And Morgan admits to a flutter or two in the stomach.
"I'm a nervous person," he admitted. I'm nervous before every game. When you get on the pitch they tend to drift away but are part and parcel of the game.