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.
Ntamack, who had not played since Toulouse beat Edinburgh in the quarter-final if the Heineken Cup, was instrumental as Toulouse brushed past Brive 29-9.
Showing glimpses of the form that has made Ntamack a cult figure in French rugby, the 34-four-year spelled out his desire to participate in his third Heineken Cup Final with a powerful display at centre.
Further good news for Noves was the return to competitive rugby of Jean-Baptiste Elissalde.
The influential half-back, who was injured in the Wales v France Six Nations game in March played the final 15-minutes of the match and came though unscathed..
He said, "I am delighted to be back in the squad, but it is obvious from my performance though that rugby-wise and physically, I am far from being 100% but I think the management will want to give me some more match time against Stade Francais next Saturday to test me a bit more.
"I missed the Heineken Cup final last season and the semi-final this year so you could say that I am closer than I've ever been of making the 22 for the Heineken Cup final.
"If I've had some bad luck where Heineken Cup knock-out matches are concerned so far, I hope it doesn't strike again this time
But Elissalde is not expecting to make the starting XV at Twickenham in two weeks time: "Frédéric Michalak and Yann Delaigue may start the match but they have some niggling injuries and you never can tell but whether I start or take up the 22nd place, I don't mind as long as I'm there."
But Noves still has a number of injury concerns. Frédéric Michalak's ankle held out until the 65th minute of the match when he was replaced by Elissalde. He will undergo further treatment this week.
Cédric Heymans broke a finger bone in his right hand but it is not expected to prevent him from playing against the current French champions Stade Francais at the weekend.
Yann Delaigue's calf problem is being monitored daily, with nothing being detected through an MRI scan on Friday.
However prop Benoit Lecouls played 50 minutes of a second team match on the weekend and has fully recovered from a groin injury.