Yet to officially become a member of the Glasgow Warriors squad, it will now be a major surprise if Kyle Steyn does not feature for Glasgow Warriors when they bid to claim the Pro14 title at Celtic Park next weekend and if so it will be the biggest occasion of his career by a substantial margin.

While most of his colleagues have played international rugby and done battle for prizes such as the Calcutta Cup, the Scottish-qualified South African had to reach into the memory banks when asked what to recall the largest audience he had played in front of.

“I would say it was probably 20,000 in a university game, so I don't know how much the students were actually watching,” the 25-year-old laughed.

“They were full of beer. They were certainly making a lot of noise.”

Most of that description may fit a large proportion of those in attendance next Saturday, but they will certainly be fully focused on proceedings on the pitch as the tournament gets its dream final with a meeting between the team from the home city and the reigning champions, who boast the best support in the competition. The prospect is a thrilling one for all concerned.

“I've not been to Celtic Park yet, but when you hear the noise that 10,000 fans at Scotstoun make, you get goosebumps thinking of the prospect of what 60,000 will do,” said Steyn.

In fairness, there has been little time for anything other than rugby since it was announced in February that he was joining the Warriors “on a one year deal ahead of the 2019/20 season", having caught the eye after being recruited to the Scotland sevens squad.

Far from being gently introduced to the club, no player has been relied upon anything like as heavily since then, Steyn starting all of his team’s last nine matches, including the Champions Cup quarter-final against Saracens, having been hurriedly added to their European squad ahead of that encounter.

While injuries to Nick Grigg and Huw Jones opened up the opportunity for him to make the switch infield from the wing to his preferred, he has retained the No.13 jersey even since Scotland centre Huw Jones recovered full fitness and has played all bar six minutes of those nine matches.

As to his capacity to cope with pressure, he was told last week that he was among those in contention for one of the last few places in Scotland’s World Cup training squad and duly responded to that invitation to impress by blasting the hole in the Ulster defence within seconds of kick of which set the tone for Glasgow’s 50-20 cruise to victory over what was expected to be challenging opposition and went on to claim one of his side's seven tries.

He admits to having been aware of the latest opportunity that has presented itself, but knows it is a matter of doing his job and letting such matters take care of themselves.

“There is certainly no shying away from it, but it is definitely not a focus. With things like that, I think the best thing to do is just a focus on the team. The big focus was beating Ulster and now the focus has shifted to next week,” he said, demonstrating the maturity of a player who is getting his big chance in his mid-twenties.

“It's something I try not to think about. Obviously, it would be a massive honour for me (to play for Scotland). It is certainly a big ambition I have, but from now it is just a matter of keeping the head down and keep working. It is a big task. To be able to have the final in your home city in these competitions doesn't come round too often. That is the task in hand.”

Asked to explain how he had slotted in as easily as he has, he offered credit to those around him.

“It's unbelievable. Just look at the names around me,” said Steyn.

“Sammy Johnson looks like he's as experienced as the rest of them and then you've got guys like Tommy (Seymour) and Hoggy (Stuart Hogg) outside and their experience and confidence has been invaluable. I've been able to learn a lot from them and it's a massive privilege to be able to play with them.

“It's just a matter of head down, and hard work. Being surrounded by the boys, there is a real calming influence that comes from that. We are quite close as a unit, the whole squad is and that side of things makes it really easy for anyone to come in and fit in.”

That, of course, is moot, given the physical and technical demands of playing at the frenetic pace that is Glasgow’s preference when they are allowed to and while, after their recent Champions Cup final loss, Leinster can be expected to make it harder than any Celtic team can for them to play that way, Steyn knows that it is simply a case of taking the same approach as he did when his Scottish roots opened up this route for him.

“The trick is that you really can't think too far ahead of yourself,” he noted.

“When I was in Dubai (playing international sevens) I was probably just trying to get the sweat out of my face. Same thing here… we had a job to do and we did it. We know we can be better so we're just looking forward to next week.”