Toulon are down to the serious business of preparing for their debut Heineken Cup final - and the players have been told there are still places up for grabs in the showpiece match against ASM Clermont Auvergne.
With both clubs contesting their first tournament high profile match when the two French giants clash at Dublin's Aviva Stadium on 18 May in the 18th tournament final there is the guarantee of a new champion of Europe being honoured.
And the Toulon players have been warned that the prize of being part of the 23-man squad to challenge for the shot of being only the 10th club to have their name etched onto the coveted silverware is far from cut and dried.
The winners will be only the third French club to lift the trophy and the Toulon team "is not made yet," declared forwards coach Olivier Azam.
And although both clubs are packed with a galaxy of world class stars, Azam added that it was the challenge of getting the right players selected as replacements that would tax the coaching staff and ultimately could settle the final.
"The hardest thing will be to compose the bench," added Azam. "A match is often decided in the last 20 minutes and it is the substitutes who can either win you or lose you the match."
For the record the 10-club roll of honour is headed by Toulouse with four triumphs followed by Leinster on three, Leicester Tigers, Munster and London Wasps on two each and Brive, Bath Rugby, Ulster Rugby and Northampton Saints on one apiece.
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