Lions lock Franco Mostert says they will take the momentum of winning the Currie Cup title into the 2016 Super Rugby season.
The Lions were crowned Currie Cup champions for the 11th time, and also became the first team since the Sharks in 1996 to win the Currie Cup with an unbeaten record, when they beat WP 32-24 in Saturday's final in Johannesburg.
Mostert believes that winning the Currie Cup is a massive confidence booster ahead of the Lions' 2016 Super Rugby season.
“Winning the Currie Cup will definitely set the right momentum,” Mostert told MyPlayers.co.za.
"We’re working hard to establish a winning culture here at the Lions. We want to win every game.
“We enjoyed a great Currie Cup season, which will give us the necessary belief. Our focus will now be on preparing the squad for Super Rugby next season.”
Meanwhile the Springboks will face off against the Pumas in their final Rugby World Cup fixture and Mostert – who attended some Bok training camps – said he hopes to make his Test in the near future.
“It was a huge honour to spend some time with the Springboks this year,” said Mostert
“I learned a lot being part of the squad and seeing how the system works. I also got to rub shoulders with many players I look up to. Hopefully, I can play myself into the national squad again.
"It would be a dream come true to become a Springbok.”
Although the Boks were knocked out of the World Cup in semi-finals by the All Blacks, Mostert said he always backs the Boks.
“Win or lose, the players in South Africa are always behind the Boks," he added.
"We can see them working hard and doing their best to do the country proud. I know they have what it takes to finish off the World Cup on a winning note.”