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.
There were seven English teams in the tournament in 2004 / 2005 thanks to London Wasps' triumph over Toulouse in the 2004 final at Twickenham, while this season there were seven French clubs following the all French final at Murrayfield in 2005.
If Bath maintain their 100 per cent away victory in this season's competition then seven of the 12 Guinness Premiership clubs will play in the Heineken Cup in 2006 / 2007. If Biarritz Olympique reach their first final, then it will be half of the French Top 14.