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.
However, Wasps showed signs versus Edinburgh on Friday night that they are heading in the right direction. They can now come back to High Wycombe and, with the confidence of last week's victory coursing through their veins, will back themselves to win again. Qualification for the knock out stages is likely then to hinge on their Twickenham clash with Leinster in the New Year and it would be tricky to back against them at a venue where they have had such success as a team.
The England players have come back and given the side a lift, mentally as well as physically, and by tapping into their famed 'champions' mindset, they may just surprise their detractors once again.