"But of course it would be marvellous to reach a second cup final, especially as the winner of the Parker Pen Shield earns automatic qualification for the next Heineken Cup tournament."
Sale Sharks meet Gloucester in the second semi-final, at Franklin's Gardens, Northampton, on Sunday, with Sale captain Bryan Redpath declaring: We are going to have to produce a huge performance, play to the top of our ability. It is going to be an extremely hard game and although they have not been playing that well lately we all know what Gloucester are capable of producing. They have beaten us twice this season and we appreciate their forward strengths."Sunday is going to be a massive occasion.