Agen have set their sights on lifting the European Challenge Cup - and are in the Round 2 driving seat against last season's finalists Viadana.
They go into the Second Leg match at Stadio Luigi Zaffanella with an eight-point advantage from the First Leg encounter with Conrad Stoltz confident the return of their big guns will take them through to the quarter-finals in January, 2005.
"The home game against Viadana went very well," said Stoltz. "We have quite a few players who have niggling injuries at the moment and, because the difference in France between a home and away game is so big, we decided to rest those players and ensure that we have a big side out for the away fixture on Saturday.
"There were some young players on the team who all performed outstandingly and by getting the victory, laid a great foundation for our full strength team.
"We were disappointed not to have put more points on them, but it was a calculated risk and we felt it was the best way to ensure qualification.
"Viadana are a strong side and we are aware that the away fixture will be a lot harder than the home one. We'll be using the video footage of the game to work out the best way to attack the team at their ground.
"Qualification for the next round is massively important to us and the chance we took by resting key players has not harmed us and hopefully will pay off in Italy."