Wing wizard Mark Cueto spearheads Sale Sharks' challenge for more European Challenge Cup glory at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday, adamant that cup final chances are thin on the ground and have to be grabbed with both hands.
There will be a strong whiff of déjà vu in the air when they clash with Pau as it comes at the same venue where Sale beat Pontypridd 25-22 three years ago and Irish referee Alan Lewis will again be in charge.
"I was in my first season as a first team regular and winning the European Challenge Cup was a brilliant occasion," said Cueto, who has the formidable record of eight tries in eight Tests for England.
"It helped make it one of the most successful seasons in Sale's history - we also finished second in the League - and provided us with the platform to kick on. "And Saturday's final against Pau is another massive game for us. Our No 1 priority from the start of this season was to qualify for next season's Heineken Cup and that has been achieved through our third-place finish in the Zurich Premiership. "But there is silverware to be won for the club and, as all professional players will tell you, there are not that many opportunities to win cups and we have to really go for it on Saturday.
"We will be doing our homework on Pau this week but we do know that they have a big, strong pack and that is where they will try to dominate us. They also have Ludovic Mercier at fly half and everyone accepts that you cannot afford to allow him to sit back in the pocket and control the game."
Cueto has scored 19 tries in 25 appearances for Sale Sharks this season - winning six man-of-the-match awards in the process - and added: "Providing our forwards can do well up front and get decent set-piece and broken-play possession, obviously I would like to see us playing some open rugby. "Cup finals are huge occasions for supporters and our home support has massively improved over the last few years - we have sold out a lot of our home games this season. "We hope our supporters will be in Oxford for what should be a fabulous final - and, I hope, some silverware taken back to Sale."