Paul Gustard is enjoying a breakthrough first season in charge at Harlequins, and the head coach is desperate to cap it all off with some silverware.

Quins moved into the European Challenge Cup semi-finals this weekend after they downed Worcester Warriors in the last eight at Sixways.

Demetri Catrakilis’ late penalty proved the difference in the end for Quins, who came into the game on a two-match losing run in Gallagher Premiership Rugby.

In the semi-finals, Quins face a daunting test against Clermont Auvergne in France but Gustard knows his side have an impressive history in the competition.

Three-times champions and runners-up back in 2016, Gustard wants his side to go the whole way this campaign.

“We were on the back of two (Premiership) defeats, and we wanted to get that winning feeling back,” Quins head of rugby Gustard said.

“We want to progress in this competition, and for me, history is made with this group.

“Although the club has had a great heritage in this competition, it’s important that this group of players experience winning silverware for the club.

“Worcester were tough and tenacious. We defended pretty well, and we ground it out.

“When the going got tough, we got going, and I thought we deserved our victory.”

In the game Ross Chisholm brought up 100 appearances for the club.

And the 28-year-old hopes there will be many more to come.

“I started when I was 13, was lucky enough to get signed at 18 and I am sure there are exciting games ahead,” he said. 

“It has been an amazing experience in the ten years I have had and I hope there are many more to come.

“It is an exciting future for the club under Guzzy, it feels like we are starting to build towards that (trophies) again.”