Wales and Cardiff Blues centre Jamie Roberts insists victory over Toulon in Sunday's Amlin Cup Final would be the perfect remedy to last season's Heineken Cup heartache.
The Welsh region were dumped out in the semi finals of last season’s Heineken Cup in an agonising penalty shoot-out following their 26-26 draw with Leicester Tigers.
But after missing out on the Heineken Cup knock-out stages this term, the Blues cruised past Newcastle and Wasps in the second tier European competition to reach their second final in two seasons.
And having failed to reach the Magners League play-offs two weeks ago, Roberts – who has 21 caps for Wales – insists the Blues are determined to finish their season on a high.
“The feeling in the camp is good,” said Roberts. “It was obviously frustrating not to make the Magners semis, but it’s given all the boys a weekend off and a chance to recharge the batteries for what promises to be the biggest game in the region’s history.
“It’s the final of a European tournament and a great opportunity to make up for what happened last season in the Heineken Cup.
“It was hugely frustrating last year with that semi-final against Leicester, but we got a great chance this weekend.
“It’s a huge match for the club. This competition has really given us a huge boost this season.”