Solihull will bank on experience as they attempt to complete the second leg of a possible treble by beating Sheffield Tigers in the Powergen Junior Vase final at Twickenham on Saturday.

Solihull have already wrapped up the Midlands Four West (South) league title and are still in the North Midlands Shield.

Yet they set out their stall before the season to win the major national trophy for the lowestranked league clubs in the country and the Vase final team will have half-adozen players who have appeared at Twickenham to help them do it.

Former Rugby and Nottingham full-back Jim Quantrill, winger Andy Smallwood and No 8 Rob Salisbury have played for Warwickshire in County Championship finals while scrum-half Barry-John Cole played for Warwickshire in the Under-21 County Championship final.

Prop John Mannion appeared for Solihull Sixth Form College in a Daily Mail Schools' Vase final and Richard Lindsey played for Warwickshire Colts at Twickenham 19 years ago as a winger. No longer quite so fleet of foot, Lindsey now plays in the front row.

Add to them a strong nucleus of players with National League experience with Birmingham & Solihull - now Pertemps Bees - and Solihull have sufficient experience to counter any big-match nerves.

Team manager Richard Gamlin said: "We have a lot of players who are used to playing on a big stage and in front of big crowds, which is useful experience for us.

"It's a big occasion and a big place, but I don't think that anyone is going to be overawed by it. Having said that, it's useful to have a number of players who have played at Twickenham."

Among those treading the Twickenham turf for the first time will be 17-year- old winger Luke Smith, who has played for Warwickshire Under-18s this season and began the campaign in the first-team squad at Bees. But the Solihull School pupil joined Solihull before Christmas with the intention of playing regular adult rugby and Gamlin believes he has benefited from the arrangement.

Gamlin said: "Playing for us against adults has done Luke a lot of good. He's grown in confidence throughout the season and he's probably at the stage now where he needs to move on, probably to a Premiership Academy."

Among the contingent of former Bees players is centre Adam Irwin, who recently returned from an 18-months stint working as a doctor in war-torn Sudan.

Irwin, a senior house officer at Birmingham's City Hospital, worked as a doctor in the Nuba region of Sudan before he returned to the Midlands in January.

He intended to pick up where he left off with the Bees in National One but found first-team opportunities limited so joined the club's amateur arm and has been an important figure in their push for the treble.

Solihull are disappointed that, having won the toss to be the home team, that will not change in the dressing-room used by England - but Gamlin does intend to enjoy one perk at rugby's most famous stadium.

"As the home team coach, does that mean I get to sit in Andy Robinson's seat?" he asked.