From the opening weekend early in October 2005 all the way through to the final in Cardiff in May 2006, Dewi will choose his Try, Players, Team, Moment and Villain of the week.

TRY OF THE WEEK
Shaun Connor- OSPREYS v Leicester Tigers

It was one of the cheekiest tries I’ve seen for a long time. The Ospreys ten Connor is talking to referee Alain Rolland and everyone thinks he is going to opt to kick a penalty but he darts off and goes in down the left-hand side. At that time it was a crucial score but now of course we know Leicester came back to win the game. It is nice to see such inventive play and quick-thinking, and the naivety from Leicester nearly left then with egg on their faces.



TEAM OF THE WEEK
LONDON WASPS v Llanelli Scarlets
they have been written off in terms of this competition but this performance showed just how good a side they can be. They blitzed Llanelli Scarlets and now ruing defeats at Stradey and Edinburgh. It just goes to show what can happen when 15 guys put their heads together and play some rugby. They had done the soul-searching from the week before and Eoin Reddin in particular had a good game.



PLAYER OF THE WEEK
David Wallace – MUNSTER v Newport-Gwent Dragons

Being the Heineken Cup man-of-the-match back to back says it all. Every time Eddie O’Sullivan fails to pick this guy for Ireland, he misses a trick. This guy should be Ireland’s No.7. He has the pace of his brother Richard and the power of his other brother Paul. This was another adventurous performance from a guy that never has bad game.



VILLAIN OF THE WEEK
OSPREYS v Leicester Tigers
The Ospreys collectively were this week’s villains. How did they let that game slip? They were the better side, and I’ll give credit to Leicester for fighting back, but missed kicks and bad decisions cost them dear. How they let it slip to let Dan Hipkiss score so late on I will never know. They shot themselves in the foot after so much good work.



MOMENT OF THE WEEK
Video Referee – Saracens v Ulster.
Not having to work on Sunday for me personally. On a serious note, the Ulster try that wasn’t was this week’s most important moment. The referee shouldn’t have referred it to the TMO because he can’t adjuicate on whether a player was in touch, only on whether the ball was grounded correctly. As it happens he was out but by the letter of the law a try should have been awarded. I think it means there is cause for reflection for the IRB who might want to reconsider what may be referred to video and change the rules after the next World Cup.