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.
0:mins Stephen Jones kicks-off.
1 min: Penalty try awarded to Perpignan by Video ref Ed Morrison. Full back Jean Marc Souverbie chased his own kick to the Llanelli tryline, and was tackled illegally as he tried to ground the bouncing ball. Manny Edmonds converts (Llanelli 0 - Perpignan 7)
4 mins: Llanelli rally, pushing the away side deep into their own 22 from a scrum after a Perpignan knock-on. They win a penalty after an infringement at a ruck five metres out. Stephen Jones scores. (Llanelli 3 - Perpignan 7)
9 mins: Dafydd Jones red carded for stamping.
11 mins: Perpignan looking dangerous, Salesi Finau caught in defence, but Souverbie knocks on as the tryline beckons.
17 mins: Stephen Jones gives his side some breathing space with a fine deep kick.
19 mins: Robin McBryde throws the ball straight to Perpignan hands from the lineout, but Perpignan are called for crossing. Stephen Jones clears.
20 mins: From the resulting line-out, Llanelli lose the ball again with a poor throw.
21 mins: Perpignan penalised, and the ever dependable Stephen Jones cuts the deficit to just one-point with a 40 metre kick. (Llanelli 6 - Perpignan 7)
24 mins: Stephen Jones finds a gap in midfield and bursts through the defence, he offloads to the waiting Martyn Madden who powers over from five-metres for his fifth try of the tournament. Jones adds the extras (Llanelli 13-- Perpignan 7)
26: mins Llanelli playing with confidence, but Jones' kick to the corner is just too strong. Perpignan clear their lines from the resulting line-out.
31 mins: Perpignan have good territory, but are unable to causes any real danger.
33 mins: The Llanelli lineout not functioning well.
34 mins: In contrast, Perpignan are able to build threatening attacks from their lineouts.
35 mins: Llanelli penalised for holding on to the ball in the tackle, from the resulting lineout, the Perpignan pack drive to the line, Simon Easterby makes a try saving tackle.
36 mins: Perpignan have a scrum on the five metre line. No.8 Phil Murphy crosses as the man advantage in the scrum tells. Edmonds converts to restore the visitors lead. (Llanelli 13 - Perpignan 14)
38 mins: Another poor Llanelli lineout hands possession to Perpignan.
39 mins: Refree Spreadbury signalled advantage to Llanelli, but Chris Wyatt made the hard yards, and the advantage signal was gone by the time he knocked on.
HALF TIME LLANELLI 13 - PERPIGNAN 14
41 mins: Perpignan fly out of the blocks, a lucky bounce from the kick-off results in Bernard Goutta's charge taking his side deep into the Llanelli 22, as they spread the ball wide, a loose pass lets Llanelli off the hook.
43 mins: Llanelli's Matthew Watkins penalised for tackling Manny Edmonds without the ball. Edmonds makes no mistake with the three point kick from 38 -metres. (Llanelli 13 - Perpignan 17)
48 mins: The Llanelli pack are working well, driving deep into Perpignan territory. Bernard Goutta is penalised at a ruck. Stephen Jones scores the penalty goal. (Llanelli 16 - Perpignan 17)
53 mins: Perpignan pushing forward, and when Robin McBryde is caught for hands in the ruck, Manny Edmonds extends the Perpignan lead. (Llanelli 16 - Perpignan 20)
58 mins: Dwayne Peel pins Perpignan back with a decent kick deep into the Perpignan 22.
59 mins: Scarlets win the ball, and are threatening the try line, but they lose the ball, and only a fine tackle from Barry Davies prevents the breakaway try.
60 mins: Manny Edmonds nails a fantastic opportunist dropped goal from 40-metres. (Llanelli 16 - Perpignan 23)
63 mins: Stephen Jones's kick results in a Perpignan line-out on their own 22, Edmonds' clearing kick relieves the pressure.
67 mins: Stephen Jones keeps Llanelli in the game with his fourth penalty goal. (Llanelli 19- Perpignan 23)
69 mins: Perpignan lock Jerome Thion yellow carded for stamping.
71 mins: Perpignan steal the ball in their own 22 to earn a scrum, danger averted.
74 mins; The volume inside Stradey Park rises as they will on their team, but every attack is snuffed out by a determined Perpignan defence.
75 mins: Manny Edmonds scores another fine dropped goal straight in front of the posts from 35-metres. Stradey Park is stunned. (Llanelli 19 - Perpignan 26)
78 mins: A spirited showing from Llanelli, within a minute they twice come within two-metres of the tryline, but they just can't breach the Perpignan line.
80 mins: Llanelli camped in the Perpignan 22
80 mins: Martyn Madden nearly scores, incredible Perpignan defence keeps them out.
82 mins: Manny Edmonds awarded the man-of-the-match
84: Referee Spreadbury blows his whistle to call time on the match, consigning Llanelli to their first ever Heineken Cup defeat to a French side at Stradey Park.
FINAL SCORE LLANELLI 19 - PERPIGNAN 26