Mike Blair believes he will bow out at Edinburgh Rugby on a high no matter the result in Saturday’s Heineken Cup semi final against Ulster.
The outgoing scrum half, who has yet to finalise his next move, is preparing for the biggest match in Scottish club rugby history this weekend at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.
And Scotland’s most-capped scrum half insists the achievement of the capital group already this season will make it a fitting finale to his career with his hometown team.
Blair said: “I joined here in 2002, it's my tenth year, we've had some hard times and tough seasons but we've had some good seasons as well and to be able to finish my Edinburgh career with the team having got the furthest we have ever got in the Heineken Cup is a great feat I think.”
Blair was part of a miserable winter for the national side, elimated before the knock-out stages at the world cup in New Zealand and then white-washed to pick up the wooden spoon in the Six Nations.
While he said that the club and international rugby scenes should be viewed as separate, he added that it was great to have the whole of Scotland now roaring on Edinburgh.
Blair said: “I think you have to look at them as two different entities. With scotland the whole country gets behind you but now we've got to a stage with the Heineken Cup where the whole country is behind us.
“Even some of the Glasgow players are wishing us luck in these games.
“Obviously we were disappointed with the results Scotland-wise, but we are very pleased to be in the semi final of the Heineken Cup with Edinburgh.”