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.
At Sixways Stadium, Shane Drahm's 20 points inspired the Warriors to a valuable 30-20 victory over Connacht.
The victory gives Worcester the lead in Pool 5, but they face a tricky trip to Connacht next weekend before they start thinking about the quarter-finals.
The Warriors struck the opening blow with a try to fullback Nicolas Le Roux, but the 17th-minute sin-binning of skipper Pat Sanderson proved costly. Connacht fly-half David Slemen converted the penalty and then added the extras to centre Keith Matthews' try.
Drahm converted his own try to give the home side a 14-10 lead at the break, and the Warriors needed the Australian's reliable boot to keep their noses in front.
Three second-half penalty goals from Drahm cancelled a Matt Mostyn try, and a last-minute try to backrower Drew Hickey sealed the victory.
Northampton fullback Bruce Reihana was among the try-scorers in the Saints' 32-20 home win over Narbonne, and the Kiwi's 12 points with the boot proved the difference on the day.
Reihana and backrowers Dan Browne and Sam Harding gave Saints a handy 20-7 lead at halftime, but Narbonne's gritty comeback will sound the alarm bells ahead of the English club's trip to France next weekend.