Exeter Chiefs scrum-half Dave Lewis is confident his team can learn from their Premiership final defeat and be a major threat next season.
The 23-year-old, who came off the bench to replace Will Chudley in the game, couldn't help Exeter beat Saracens, who ran out 28-20 victors.
But with the dust settled, he looked back on the recent term in a positive light, believing they can continue to grow in 2016/17's campaign.
"Obviously we're gutted to lose, but at the same time it's a step forward from last year and previous years," Lewis told the Exeter Chiefs website.
"What we want to do now is go on and be even better next year."
He added: "We can take a lot of confidence that what we are doing works and if we stick to our guns for a little bit longer than we will get results.
"I think the one thing this experience will do for us is it will kick us on and boys will want to get back to this stage again and go one better, so I'm sure by the time we all report back for pre-season training everyone will be raring to go again."