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 will be seven matches broadcast live in Round 5 with the Friday night clash at Lansdowne Road between Leinster Lions and Cardiff Blues being shown live on RTE and Sky Sports. That game will be a repeat of the semi-final in the inaugural year of the tournament when Cardiff triumphed in Dublin.
However, Martyn Williams' side will be more mindful of the narrow defeat they suffered in Round 2 of this season's competition when the Lions roared at the Arms Park to pick up a vital away win.
In addition, the game between Agen and Northampton Saints at Stade Armandie will also be shown live on the same night on Sport+ in France and delayed live on Sky. The Saints came out on top in the game at Franklins Garden's and will be seeking to keep their quarter-final qualification hopes alive with a first win on French soil in the Heineken Cup. Friday night will also see the Celtic Warriors host Perpignan and Edinburgh Rugby entertain Neath-Swansea Ospreys.
The pick of the Saturday games will be in Paris when Stade Francais get set for a revenge mission against the recently crowned Celtic Cup winners Ulster. The Irishmen came out on top at Ravenhill in their earlier meeting in Pool 1, 22-20, and will be hoping for a notable double against the French champions. Chris White, of England, will take charge of that game, which will be broadcast live on both FR2 and Sky.
Sky Italia will also broadcast the Saturday clash between Benetton Treviso and Munster at Stadio Monigo, while Sunday's Anglo-French matches between Leeds Tykes and Toulouse and Sale Sharks and Biarritz Olympique will be a double header on Sky, kicking off at 1.00pm and 3.00pm respectively.
The Round 6 fixtures have been set, along with the referees. But the TV portfolio has yet to be concluded. For the first time games within the same Pool will kick-off at exactly the same time and on the same day.