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.
Add to that impressive list of 11 Scottish, six Welsh and one Italian Six Nations performers and there is every prospect for the most competitive series of quarter-final matches in the history of the tournament.
The 2004 Six Nations players from the last eight teams are:
LLANELLI SCARLETS: Simon Easterby (Ireland); Dafydd Jones, Stephen Jones, Robin McBryde, Dwayne Peel, Mark Taylor, Iestyn Thomas (Wales)
BIARRITZ OLYMPIQUE: Serge Betsen, Nicolas Brusque, Thomas Lievremont, Julien Peyrelongue, Dimitri Yachvili (France)
TOULOUSE: Yannick Bru, Vincent Clerc, Cedric Heymans, Yannick Jauzion, Frederic Michalak, Fabien Pelous, Clement Poitrenaud, William Servat, Jean-Baptiste Ellisalde (injured - France)
EDINBURGH RUGBY: Mike Blair, Nathan Hines, Allister Hogg, Allan Jacobsen, Brendan Laney, Derrick Lee, Scott Murray, Chris Paterson, Tom Philip, Simon Webster, Simon Taylor (injured - Scotland)
MUNSTER: Anthony Foley, John Hayes, Marcus Horan, Donncha O'Callaghan, Paul O'Connell, Ronan O'Gara, Frankie Sheahan, Peter Stringer, David Wallace
STADE FRANà‡AIS PARIS: David Auradou, Pieter de Villiers, Christophe Dominici, Brian Liebenberg, Sylvain Marconnet (France), Mirco Bergamasco (Italy)
LONDON WASPS: Lawrence Dallaglio, Josh Lewsey, Simon Shaw, Joe Worsley
(England)GLOUCESTER: Andy Gomarsall, Henry Paul, Phil Vickery, Trevor Woodman (England)