Silverware is driving force for Bath Rugby's Lee Mears
Domestic silverware is what keeps the fires inside Lee Mears burning following the Bath Rugby hooker's decision to retire from the international game earlier this year.
The 42-cap veteran of two World Cups and the 2009 Lions tour gave up England duty in July but has no plans to turn his back on The Rec as well.
On the fringes of the squad during Bath's Heineken Cup success in 1998 and a key figure in their European Challenge Cup success a decade later, the 33-year-old has no domestic medals to his name.
Mears is determined to put that right, however, before he finally hangs up his boots for good.
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"For me it's about winning trophies at Bath now. That's the thing I want to focus on," said Mears, who has seen Bath finish as Premiership runners-up in 2000 and 2004, as well as beaten finalists in the 2005 Powergen Cup final.
"If you look at my career I was in and around the squad when we won the Heineken Cup in 1998 and was here when we played in Premiership finals.
"I've been in lots of finals and semi-finals but I've probably only got that European medal, so I definitely want a Premiership one to go with it.
"I've played in an LV=Cup final, so I want one of those too."
After winning the last of his caps as a replacement in the final match of this summer's tour to South Africa, Mears felt the time was right to hand over to the next generation, one of which includes new Bath recruit Rob Webber.
Although the summer arrival from Wasps currently faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines, Mears believes Webber has a big role to play both at The Rec and internationally but says the decision to hang up his own Red Rose jersey has given him a new lease of life.
"It is always tough to move on from that kind of arena. I will miss it but there are some great guys coming through," said Mears.
"There's Tom Youngs for Leicester, Harlequins' Joe Gray and when Rob Webber gets back I'm sure he will be in the mix, so I thought it was about time I jumped before I was pushed.
"You don't realise until you stop how much time you spend away from home up at the camps, so being back has made it really nice to focus on Bath.
"[Head coach] Gary [Gold] is creating a great culture here which everyone is a part of, it's almost like it would be a bit of pull to be dragged a away.
"I spoke to Rob early on and told him it's a club that is going places, so it's great that he's come in.
"As much as I would like to play every game there's no way you can perform at your optimum for 30-plus games a season which is what is needed in the Premiership.
"The rivalry is healthy, we will complement each other well and we've obviously got Ross [Batty] coming through as well.
"I'll probably play a few more games than I was expecting but I think Ross will start to feature more and more.
"I've definitely got a few more years left in my own legs, though, so I'll look to play a fair bit more yet."