Lee Byrne is aiming to become only the ninth Welshman to lift the Heineken Cup - but ASM Clermont Auvergne must first topple cup kings Munster and book their place in the Aviva Stadium final on Saturday, 18 May.
The French club are bidding to lift the biggest prize in European club rugby and can book their place in a first prestigious tournament final by beating two-time champions Munster at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier on Saturday evening.
But Byrne has warned his team-mates not to underestimate Munster, who have pulled off some of the biggest upsets in the 18 seasons of Heineken Cup action.
"Munster are the kings of it aren't they?" said the Wales and 2009 British & Irish Lions full back. "I've played them a lot over the years and they know how to win Heineken Cup matches.
"We're under no illusions about what they're going to bring and they have a great knack of pulling it out of the bag when it really matters. Hopefully we can stop that."
Byrne has played in 14 out of a possible 15 Heineken Cup matches for Clermont since joining them in 2011 - scoring six tries in the process - and is poised for his 45th tournament appearance.
Clermont's glittering backline scored all the points in their devastating 36-14 victory over Montpellier in the quarter-finals but Byrne has paid tribute to their juggernaut pack that laid the foundations and he hopes they continue to do so.
"Standing back and watching our forwards having a rumble is quite intimidating," said Byrne.
"I just let them carry on and applaud it at the back. It's the best pack I've ever played behind and it's a credit to them because they work really hard. I just hope we get our rewards at the end of the season."
For the record, the elite band of Welshmen to enjoy lifting the coveted silverware so far have been Tony Rees (Brive, 1997), Ieuan Evans, Nathan Thomas, Richard Webster (Bath, 1998), Allan Bateman, Andy Newman (Northampton, 2000), Rob Howley (Wasps, 2004), Gareth Thomas (Toulouse, 2005).
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.