Nick Evans has said that harlequins have a very prosperous future if they can build on that success. The New Zealander landed a touchline conversion of Gonzalo Camacho’s late try to snatch a 19-18 victory from Stade Francais in stunning fashion.

“I heard Sir Alex Ferguson say the first trophy’s the toughest,” he said.

“Now we have got this one, hopefully we can really push on and create a bit of a dynasty with the people we’ve got.”

Evans, at 30, is one of the senior citizens in a side in which nine of Friday’s starting XV were 25 or under.