Hepi said: “The guys have now had a taste of what it’s all about.
“Where they could get away with things in student rugby, this is a whole new ball game in terms of the quality of the players you’re up against.”
Scorpions coach Dave Clark has challenged his side to bounce back from last week’s 54-12 defeat by London Skolars.
Clark said: “That performance was unacceptable at all levels.
“The players know they need to put things right this week, and they’ll be extra determined to do just that.”
Clark is set to give Nigerian-born prop Samir Tahraoui an opportunity to impress.