Lee Bynre 9with ball) was one of five Ospreys named in the Magners League Dream Team.
Eight Wales-based players have made the Magners League Dream Team for 2008/09.
Rugby fans and media across Ireland, Scotland and Wales voted for their Magners League Dream Team and the player who polled the highest number of votes in each position has been selected for the Dream Team.
Fourteen members of the team have been chosen to tour with the British & Irish Lions this summer, an indication of the strength of the competition. Magners League Champions Munster have provided four of the team, while the Ospreys provide five players.
Four players (Martyn Williams, Jamie Heaslip, Lifeimi Mafi and Tommy Bowe) have made the Dream Team for the second year running. Jamie Heaslip is the only player to have received the honour of being chosen in all three Magners League Dream Teams to date.
Stephen Kent, Marketing Director, Wm Magner Ltd said, "I would like to congratulate every player who has been selected for the Magners League Dream Team. The team truly reflects this season's competition and the inclusion of so many high profile players and British & Irish Lions representatives illustrates the exciting brand of rugby being played in the Magners League."
Celtic Rugby Director, David Jordan added, "Selection of the Magners League Dream Team is made by some of the most knowledgeable people in the sport - rugby journalists and rugby fans. To have impressed these selectors, in some cases for the second year running, shows the quality and consistency of the players that appear in the Magners League; a fact that is reflected not only in increased attendances but also the success our players have achieved on the field.
"The RBS Six Nations trophy and the EDF Energy Cup remain in Celtic hands, Leinster have reached the final of the Heineken Cup, and the majority of the players named in the original British and Irish Lions touring party play their rugby in the Magners League, I would like to add my congratulations to all those named in the Magners League Dream Team of 2008/09."
Gethin Jenkins reflecting on his inclusion said, "I am honoured to have been included in the Magners League Dream Team, the fact that it has been voted for by fans and media from all of the countries involved makes it extra special. The level of competition in the Magners League is increasing every year and as a Region we are looking forward to making a strong challenge for the title next year."
Lee Byrne said, "It's great for the Ospreys that we have five players selected in the Dream Team. It's always nice to be acknowledged by the media and the fans, and as a Region we are looking forward to mounting a strong challenge for the Magners League title next year."
The Magners League Dream Team 2008/09
1. Gethin Jenkins - Cardiff Blues
2. Jerry Flannery - Munster
3. Adam Jones - Ospreys
4. Paul O'Connell - Munster
5. Alun Wyn Jones - Ospreys
6. Rocky Elsom - Leinster
7. Martyn Williams - Cardiff Blues
8. Jamie Heaslip - Leinster
9. Mike Phillips - Ospreys
10. Ronan O'Gara - Munster
11. Leigh Halfpenny - Cardiff Blues
12. Lifeimi Mafi - Munster
13. Brian O'Driscoll - Leinster
14. Tommy Bowe - Ospreys
15. Lee Byrne - Ospreys
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.
Dodgy tattoos, carthorses, Avatar and soft chins are revealed by Wales Sevens players Tom Williams and Sam Cross as they profile the Wales Sevens squad taking part in Hong Kong this weekend in the latest round of the HSBC Sevens World Series.