By BRENDAN GALLAGHER
BRISTOL - as cool and canny after the break as they were frenetic before it - claimed a magnificent first European title with this win that has huge connotations for the club.
The win itself is tangible and deserved reward for Pat Lam and his team, and indeed owner Steve Lansdown whose deep pockets have funded the total rejuvenation of the club, but the manner of victory was also vital.
Bristol play some exhilarating, seat-of-the-pants rugby and that is great to watch but on occasions you have to rein all that in and do the basics to win trophies.
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