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.
As part of the anniversary celebrations Ulster's European Cup Winners from 1999 will be taking to the pitch once more, in an exhibition match to raise money for the rugby charities, the IRFU Charitable Trust and the Wooden Spoon on Thursday 29th January.
The Heineken Cup winners will be supported by their management team from 1999 including coach Harry Williams, and their opposition, almost 10 years to the day that they defeated Colomiers in the 1999 Final at Lansdowne Road, will be a Wooden Spoon Select XV, managed by Willie Anderson and made up of former Ulster players and club players from around the Province as well members of the local sports media.
The man who blew the whistle on Ulster's success on 30 January 1999, Welsh referee Clayton Thomas, will also make a come back for the anniversary game and will officiate at the match which will be played at Shaws Bridge with a 3.30pm kick off.
Admission is £5 (adults and children) with all proceeds going to the two rugby charities. See www.ulsterrugby.com for more details.