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 are 28 teams from seven different countries - France (10), Italy (8), England (5), Spain (2), Ireland (1), Scotland (1) and Portugal (1) - involved in the draw, with half of them seeded in the first round. The draw is constructed so that no two teams from the same country can meet in the opening round.
The 14 seeded teams were:
France (6): Brive, Beziers, A.S. Monferrand, Montpellier, Agen, Section Paloise
England (4): Sale Sharks, London Irish, Saracens and Leeds Tykes
Italy (2): Viadana, Overmach Rugby Parma
Ireland (1): Connacht
Scotland (1): The Borders
The 14 non-seeded teams were:
France (4): RC Narbonne, Grenoble, Auch, Bayonne Italy (6): Rovigo, Petrarca Padova, GrAN Parma, L'Aquila, Leonessa and Catania
Spain (2): Centransa El Salvador, UCM Madrid
England (1): Worcester
Portugal (1): A.A Coimbra