Ticket sales have been going well this week a fact which hasn't been lost upon the Gloucester squad.
"That's obviously massive for us as players. Kingsholm and the Shed are a big part of what we are, so to have that sort of travelling support is fantastic."
"They'll be like a 16thman for us and it'd be fantastic to be celebrating with them come the final whistle."
However, despite the buzz around the city, the fact that it's the final is having no effect upon preparations according to Sharples.
"It's very much business as usual. I don't think we're going to focus on the fact that it's the final, everyone's aware of what it is."
"We're not going to change anything in terms of how we prepare for it. We'll do the same things in training and prepare as we would do every week."
"There will be an intensity to training but there always is. It's a final but every game we play is important and we train to win whatever the competition."
"There's a lot at stake but we'll be mentally tuned in as we always are. If nothing else, we know that we lost up at Newcastle earlier in the season so we know what's ahead of us."
The game against the Dragons was a physical one with a number of shuddering collisions all over the pitch but that was exactly what Gloucester expected according to the Hong Kong born flier.
"We knew it was going to be like that. It's the old Anglo Welsh rivalry with them coming over and looking to defeat the English. We knew that they weren't going to roll over."
"Fortunately for us, we played some good rugby and they wasted a few opportunities and we managed to ease clear in the second half."
"But it was a tough game and we were definitely feeling the effects the next day but there's nothing like a final to get you going again."