Wasps now have even more reason to celebrate since booking their spot in the knockout stages with a superb win at Bayonne after six first-team players put pen to paper on new deals to remain at Adams Park past this summer.
Club captain Chris Bell is joined by Italian internationals Andrea Masi and Carlo Festuccia in committing his future to Dai Young's team, with lock Kearnan Myall, prop Jake Cooper-Wolley and scrum-half Charlie Davies - who was a try scorer in Bayonne last week - following that lead.
"There is a range of experience within that group and that is a reflection of what we are trying to build in our squad as a whole," said Young.
"We have some hugely experienced guys in our team now who will help to influence the club's direction as well as some talented younger players who we hope will provide the backbone for Wasps in the long term."
There wasn't such positive news for Sale, though, as the Sharks announced that star duo James Gaskell and Henry Thomas will be departing at the end of the season.
Back rower Gaskell and prop Thomas are highly regarded, with the former having already been captain of the club and the latter having been named in England's Elite Player Squad as injury cover earlier this week.
Their decision to leave the AJ Bell Stadium is a blow for Steve Diamond and co, especially given that it comes on the back of Dwayne Peel's summer move to Bristol, but the Sale boss says replacements are already being lined up and a positive announcement is expected to follow shortly.
"Jamma (Gaskell) and Henry are moving on at the end of the season and replacements are being sought as we speak. We're confident that we'll replace the lads and we wish them all the best. It's the nature of the beast that, while some players want to stay, others wish to move on," said Diamond.
"With both Henry and Jamma it's not a money issue as to why they are moving on - it's purely for rugby/lifestyle reasons. There's no rancour or bad feeling and we'll wish both of the lads good luck when they do move on.
"We're looking for a top-class scrum-half to replace Dwayne Peel and now a top-class tighthead prop to replace Henry, and we're looking worldwide for the right players. Hopefully, we'll get some deals done within the next two or three weeks as we are down the line with one or two."