WASPS hope to use last weekend’s disappointment to fire up their remaining Aviva Premiership games.
They play Newcastle tomorrow and Northampton on the final day knowing that seventh spot and a European play-off is within their grasp.
Director of rugby Dai Young said: “It’s a different competition but I’m hoping we can take a bit of the disappointment and the hurt of not getting to a final and put it into these games.
“Seventh is pretty much in our hands. We’ll only have ourselves to blame if we don’t at least have a crack at one of the French teams.
“But Newcastle still have things to play for. They’re looking for another win, or at least another point, to make sure they’re in the Premiership next year although they’re probably feeling better than they were a month ago.
“But they’re a solid team. They have a decent scrum and driving line-out and they’d love nothing more than coming to Adams Park and turning Wasps over.
“I have no doubt we’ll have to arrive with our attitude top drawer and we’ll have to play some decent stuff.”