Saracens front rowers Matt Stevens and Schalk Brits believe Toulon's clinical edge was key in their side's Heineken Cup Final defeat to the French giants at the weekend.
The English pace setters were downed 23-6 by the reigning European Champions as they saw their hopes of a maiden continental trophy end in heart-breaking circumstances in Cardiff.
Sarries were on top for much of the opening half hour but Matt Giteau's try gave Toulon the lead at the break and Mark McCall's men struggled to mount a comeback in the face of a hugely physical French defence.
"We put in a great performance in the first half: we dominated field position and the setpiece went very well. Unfortunately, they scored a try out of nothing," said Brits.
"Field position is important; we must be more clinical when we carry the ball, especially when you've got so many dangerous guys on the ball.
"Fair play to Toulon's players, they got stuck in, they taught us a lesson in certain departments and we'll learn from that and become a better side through this. We've got very sharp coaches, coaches who know exactly where the game is changing. Hopefully we can learn quickly for the Premiership final next weekend."
Reaching Saturday's showpiece at the Millennium Stadium marked another season of progress in Europe for Saracens after a semi-final showing last term and a quarter-final outing the year before, but Stevens admits that the disappointment of defeat makes it hard to see things in that light just yet.
"I suppose you can see it like that, but we had it in us to win it this year," said Stevens.
"It was very disappointing for all the boys as it's a huge thing to get to the final. Fair play to Toulon, they played very well, they played in the right areas and they capitalised when they got into our half. Hats off to them, they managed the game and, critically, they took their chances."
Saracens, RC Toulon and Leinster Rugby are guaranteed top seeding when the pool draw for the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup takes place at the Stade de la Maladière in Neuchatel, Switzerland on Tuesday (10th June).