Bristol Bears director of rugby Pat Lam said the team is relishing the opportunity to face Toulon in the European Challenge Cup final on Friday.
Bristol reached the final following a 37-20 win over Bordeaux Begles last month and now are aiming to win their first European title as they face the French side, who ousted Leicester Tigers in the semi-final.
The Ashton Gate based club had an impressive run since the game restarted in August but their campaign in the Premiership ended with a 47-24 defeat to Wasps in the semi-final.
Admitting that the defeat was disappointing, Lam wants the club to make amends and create history by winning the Challenge Cup this weekend.
“This is massive for us; we’ve worked hard for this,” said Lam.
“Right from the beginning, to have some tangible silverware would be the start of a process of trying to do this year in, year out.
“Obviously, we’re disappointed from the defeat to Wasps, missing an opportunity to get to a final, but to have this game after last week, is huge.
“In a final, when you play the game and that full-time whistle goes, there’s a real reward that you get handed over to you – it’s something that all rugby players, coaches and management look forward to, but there is enough of us who have experienced them to understand that there’s a lot of work that goes into it.
“So, this week has all been about taking our learnings from what happened last week and then channelling all of the excitement of a final into making sure we tick off a lot of boxes, and making sure we are ready to go and get the performance that will give us the best chance of winning that silverware.”