Jonathan Joseph is one of only a handful of Bath Rugby first-teamers who rode the wave of form all the way to the Premiership final in 2015.
The Blue, Black and White won seven matches in a row at the end of that campaign before falling at the final hurdle against Saracens at Twickenham.
Fast forward almost four years and Joseph was at Twickenham in club colours again at the weekend; scoring a try and winning the man-of-the-match award in the 26-19 win over Bristol Bears.
And, when he reflects on the qualities 6th-placed Bath need to make a successful play-off push this season, one stands out in his mind.
“I think we need to show our resilience for the full 80 minutes,” he said. “You can see when we get it right we’re a great side, but when we potentially have a lapse in concentration or what have you we’ll find ourselves unstuck and we’ll find ourselves on our own tryline, conceding a very soft try.
“We’ve got to be more resilient for the full 80 and if we can do that in the next game (against Gloucester), and the game after that, we’ll be in good stead.”
After a nine-month lay-off with a foot injury, Joseph’s fitness and form has been building. Against the Bears his speed and footwork was sharp, as was his brain.
“How I feel in myself is great,” he added. “Before I got injured I used to always cramp up really badly and, touch wood, I haven’t done that once since I have come back.
“In terms of my physical capabilities I am feeling the best I ever felt. And sharpness wise, I don’t think I am far off at all. “
A feature of Joseph’s play in recent weeks has been an increased involvement in the playmaking side of the attacking game.
Despite being an outside centre, he often pops up as a second receiver and has enjoyed spraying out long passes to the wings, as well as deft kicks to team-mates.
“If you look at the way we’re looking to play we’ve got to have a couple of distributors along our backline,” he said.
“I seem to have got the nod ahead of Doc (Jamie Roberts), which I’m more than happy to do, but it’s about getting that balance right.
“You’ve got to have people creating stuff, people who can run hard and people in the wide channels. I think we’re getting that balance right in the backline.”
For the third season in a row more than 60,000 supporters were at the home of English rugby to watch The Clash as Bath took a home Premiership game away from the Rec to London.
Joseph said: “It was an unbelievable day from the coach journey in, to the final whistle.”