18 May, 15:44
It's down to the wire now for the five contenders who have been shortlisted for the ultimate individual accolade in northern hemisphere rugby, ERC European Player of the Year 2013.
"Bringing Brian in when we did, was I believe, the right thing to do " said Alan Gaffney." I think most clubs would have done the same in the circumstances.
Unfortunately, he picked up that injury and that's something you just cannot legislate for.
"I was disappointed and I know he was also because he was looking forward to fulfilling a role for us. But that's the way it goes. He was back training but at this stage I don't think I could have considered playing him, so I think it only fair that he be allowed home to his family."