Mark Wilson is back on the Twickenham trail with Dudley Kingswinford, seven years after he played there in the biggest game in the Black Country club's history.
Former Stourbridge and Worcester centre Wilson was a player/coach when Dudley were beaten by Aldwinians in the final of what is now the Powergen Intermediate Cup in 1999.
After a spell as backs coach at National One club Pertemps Bees, who reached the semi-finals of the Powergen Cup two years ago with a sensational victory over Wasps in the semi-finals, Wilson is back as DK's director of rugby and enjoying further success.
They are now just three games away from another Twickenham final and have home advantage against Luton in the fifth round this Saturday having already beaten their visitors twice in Midlands One this season.
When they last appeared at Twickenham their side included Shaun Perry at scrum-half. Perry was then a 21-year-old student but he has since progressed via Coventry into the Premiership where he is making an impression with Bristol and has even attracted recommendations for an England call up.
There are few other survivors of that side but the memories of DK's cup run are nevertheless strong.
"It's a much-changed side to the one that got to Twickenham in 1999, in fact only flanker Ian Langford from that side will probably be in the side against Luton," Wilson said.
"But it's brought back a few memories, it's created quite a buzz around the club and we are enjoying our cup run again."
Returning to the National Leagues, from which DK were relegated last season, remains a priority for Wilson and they are waiting for either of the top two, Rugby Lions or Bedford Athletic, to slip up in the promotion race.
They are four points off the joint leaders, with one guaranteed promotion spot and another play-off berth, but have a game in hand and both rivals have to come to Heathbrook.
"When we got to Twickenham last time I got a bit of criticism for fielding some of the players that had been with the club for a long time rather than what was probably our best team at the time," Wilson said.
"It was rewarding them for their service because I couldn't be certain that we would get to another Twickenham final. But winning promotion was also important to us. We missed out in 1999 and went up the next year and that remains a priority for me."
His side has been hit by injuries to key players such as winger Nigel Francis, a Welsh deaf international, flyhalves Steve Smart and Matt Birch and prop Jon Fallon all of whom will miss the Luton game.
But flanker Pete Knight, who followed Wilson to DK from Bees having spent much of last season on loan at Heathbrook has proved influential this season and his experience could prove vital against a Luton side coached by former Northampton flanker Paul Alston.
There is another all Midlands One clash at Heslam Park where Scunthorpe entertain Dunstablians, winners of the competition in 2000. Loughborough Students, who are enjoying the best run in the competition, also have home advantage against Stockport.