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.
The hooker pleaded guilty to treading on Wasps rival Raphael Ibanez at a Rugby Football Union disciplinary hearing in London on Tuesday.
His ban currently lasts until 2 May, which means he will miss the Heineken Cup quarter-final against Bath, which kicks off in Walkers Stadium at 12:30 on 1 April.
The 29 year old lined out for Leicester Tiger in all of their Heineken Cup games this season, and has a tally of 25 appearances in the Heineken Cup.