We want to make history – Armitage

Date published: January 25 2015

With a home quarter-final secured, Toulon loose forward Steffon Armitage says the French club have set their sights on an historic third-straight title.

Named Man of the Match in Saturday’s 26-3 win over the Scarlets – a week after scoring a hat-trick against Ulster – Armitage was in impressive form once again for the defending champions.

Despite topping Pool 3 with relative ease, Toulon are taking nothing for granted and Armitage admits their performances have been far from perfect.

No club has won three consecutive elite European titles but Toulon are clear favourites to retain their title.

RCT boss Bernard Laporte said there was room for improvement after putting 60 points past Ulster, and it’s that attitude of seeking excellence that has served the French club so well.

“We want to be a club who creates an amazing history for Toulon,” said Armitage

“But we have to take every game as it comes because everyone wants to beat the champions.”

“We got the upper hand at the scrum in the first half and we really fronted up,” he added.

“The Scarlets wanted to play and we are glad to have come away with a win.

“Bernard Laporte is going to be a bit pleased with that performance but he will still have something to pick on in the video session on Monday.

“There are certainly some things we still need to work on, but that can only make us better in the next round.”