Cuddy was managing director at the Ospreys when a number of All Blacks arrived at the region, including Justin Marshall, Marty Holah, Filo Tiatia
and Jerry Collins.
But Baker was picked as one of two youngsters to watch by New Zealand international and Ospreys legend Filo Tiatia
before he left the Liberty Stadium a couple of years ago.
will leave the Ospreys at the end of the season to take up a coaching role in Japan.
RUGBY UNION: Ospreys No8 Filo Tiatia
has confirmed that he will end his playing career at the end of the season.
However, veteran forward Filo Tiatia
isn't ruling out an upset.
Sonny Parker, Gareth Owen, Filo Tiatia
and Nikki Walker also crossed for Ospreys, while Dan Biggar converted all six tries Gavin Quinnell replied with a last ditch try for Viadana and Garry Law kicked the rest of their points.
There were also tries from Filo Tiatia
, Sonny Parker, Gareth Owen and Nikki Walker, while Welshman Gavin Quinnell scored Viadana's only try, as he did a week earlier.
Clever Kiwi scrum-half Jamie Nutbrown will control an Ospreys pack that still contains Marty Holah and Filo Tiatia
in the back row, while immediately outside him Dan Biggar, Andrew Bishop and Sonny Parker can hardly be said to lack talent or nous.
The back-row trio of Marty Holah, Filo Tiatia
and Jones controlled the game against a Leicester side who were outplayed in a reverse of last year's final.
The Ospreys then took control with Hook a constant threat running from fly-half while Holah, Tiatia
and Ryan Jones dominated Leicester at the breakdown.
The defending champions had taken an early lead with a penalty and drop goal from Andy Goode before Hook, Marty Holah, Filo Tiatia
and the Ospreys took charge.
Drahm made it 21-9 after number eight Filo Tiatia
was sin binned for not rolling away but any hopes of a comeback were dashed when Sonny Parker barged over.