The Italian job
Sereli Bobo, Aironi and Eoin O'Malley starred for Will Greenwood after round three of the Heineken Cup.
Last Updated: 14/12/10 4:57pm
The Heineken Cup just keeps on delivering as we were treated to another fantstic round of European Rugby.
Aironi were the team on everyones lips - they have not won a game this season so what btter way to change all that than beating last year's finalists. There was plenty of eye-catching moments but which moments make Will greenwoods picks of round three?
TEAM - AIRONI
Are you kidding me - rhetorical question - Aironi!!!! It was the first win of the season for the club and they can look forward with real confidence after claiming one of the biggest scalps in Europe. They dug deep and showed real guts to hang on and claim the win.
PLAYER - EOIN O'MALLEY
Bizarrely enough I have chosen a player from a losing side. Eoin O'Malley had the task of filling Brian O'Driscoll's shoes which is no easy task. However he was outstanding and played some lovely rugby.
If I had to pick a player from a winning team it would be Stephen Ferris who was immense for Ulster. It looked like Ulster would be their own worst enemy against Bath, however Ferris was at the very heart of their revival.
TRY - SERELI BOBO
Jerome Porical's superb try for Perpignan against Leicester came close but for me it was Sireli Bobo's moment of magic against Saracens. The winger sparked the counter-attack in his own 22 before finishing it off with devastating effect. The 34-year-old split the Sarries defence before powering over in the corner. Great stuff.
MOMENT - AIRONI CELEBRATE
The final whistle in Italy and seeing the reaction and what it means to them. Julien Laharrague will be the toast of Italy and the celebrations were a joy to watch.
VILLIAN - BRENDAN VENTER AND PAUL O'CONNELL
Brendan Venter - For the worst impression ever seen of Mike Bassett England Manager. Saracens have been turned into a very tight unit by Brendan. But his post match interview was stunning in its strangeness, if you don't want to talk to the press then send someone else.
Paul O'Connell for ruining one of the most eagerly awaited comebacks in rugby! The Lions captain saw red within minutes of his return to Heineken Cup following a six-month lay-off when he was sent off for elbowing Jonathan Thomas in the face.