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 mechanics of the draw are as follows:
a) The FIRST ball drawn will have home country advantage* in semi-final 1
b) The SECOND ball drawn will play in semi-final 1
c) The THIRD ball drawn will have home country advantage* in semi-final 2
d) The FOURTH ball drawn will play in semi-final 2
* Home country advantage - venue selected by ERC