Ulster star Charles Piutau has declared his new team-mates have more than enough talent to be back among Europe's best.
Facing a visit from Exeter Chiefs this weekend, the All Black, who is expected to make his return after concussion, has every confidence they can get the campaign back on track.
"It's definitely possible we can reach the knockout stages," he said. "We all believe we have the quality to get through to the quarter-final stage at least.
"But we have to focus on these pool games first. The next game against Exeter is the most important."