Terrific Toulouse - Dewi
By Jamie Hunt
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Dewi Morris selects his highlights from the opening weekend of the Heineken Cup
DEWI'S HEINEKEN CUP PICKS - Week 1
Each week during the Heineken Cup, former England international scrum-half and Sky Sports expert Dewi Morris will select his Heineken Cup highlights.
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.
Don't agree with Dewi's selections? Why not email him here.
Here in his first selection of the 2005/06 competition, Dewi delights in champions Toulouse living up to their billing as the team to beat this time around.
TRY OF THE WEEK
Simon Webster - EDINBURGH GUNNERS v London Wasps
Two years ago they beat Toulouse and again Edinburgh have proved that they can beat the big boys. They did it by frustrating Wasps and then turning on the style. It was very well worked try with Webster coming off the bench to score it.
TEAM OF THE WEEK
TOULOUSE v Llanelli Scarlets
I know some times they are bad but when they are good they are mouth-wateringly brilliant. From one to 15, in fact one to 22 when they come on, they just know how to play the game. They play with power and incredible passion but they just have the intensity and skill levels that some sides in the Guinness Premiership can dream about. They were simply brilliant.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sebastien Chabal - SALE SHARKS v Munster
If they are going to go further then Sale are going to need a pack of forwards and if this guy keeps injury-free, he is going to be a handful for anyone. He made the big tackle of substitute prop Federico Pucciariello, turned the ball over, (Charlie) Hodgson kicked it down there and (Jason) Robinson scored the decisive try.
VILLAIN OF THE WEEK
Mark van Gisbergen - WASPS v Edinburgh Gunners
He did make an exhilarating break earlier on but that was a critical decision and really he should have hoofed that ball down the park. That is the guidline we are going on and if he is going to be picked for England, he can't make those mistakes playing at international level.
He is a great, fantastic player with a bright future and hopefully that is something he will learn from.
MOMENT OF THE WEEK
Clement Poitrenaud - TOULOUSE v Llanelli.
Clement Poitrenaud has shaken off the shackles of Rob Howley's winning try for Wasps in the 2003 Heineken Cup final, has come back stronger and his break through the middle for Gareth Thomas' try against Llanelli was brilliant.
Making the break intitially was a turbo-charged change of pace, it was electrifying and his strength took him through the middle of Llanelli. The quick offload enabled Florian Fritz to put Thomas into the right corner. It typified everything about a good back playing in a very good team. It was exceptional skill.
Click here to watch Clement Poitrenaud on Sky Sports Broadband