Leeds Tykes - newly crowned English Powergen Cup Kings after their Twickenham victory over Bath Rugby - go into the Second Leg of their European Shield semi-final against Worcester at Headingley Stadium on Friday night hungry for more success.
Worcester hold a nine point advantage from the First Leg and although Leeds Tykes are propping up the Zurich Premiership and face vital games against NEC Harlequins and Bath in their fight against relegation, Director of Rugby Phil Davies declared: "We would love some more silverware.
"To get to any semi-final is very exciting and we will be out to win the Second Leg on Friday night. It is certainly do-able and, if we get an early score, then it will be really interesting.
"We have got a number of players with bumps and bruises from Twickenham but we will be fielding our best available team."
The criteria agreed between the RFU and Premier Rugby for European qualification reads: If the Powergen Cup Winner is relegated from the Zurich Premiership at the end of the 2004/05 season then the club will not qualify for the Heineken Cup 2005/06 as only Premiership clubs can play in the Heineken Cup and the European Challenge Cup. If this happens then the Powergen Cup Winner will have to relinquish qualification and the clubs in positions below the relinquished place will move up one place.
"Our fate is in our own hands and we have two massive games to win if we are to maximise our Powergen Cup success in all aspects," added Davies, the former Wales forward and captain.
"I just hope we have got enough left in the tank for everything we want to achieve
in all tournaments."
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