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.
v Leicester Tigers or Munster
Leinster Lions or Biarritz Olympique v
Llanelli or Perpignan
The possible semi-final fixtures at the three venues would be:
Lansdowne Road - Leinster Lions v Llanelli or Perpignan
Villa Park - Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers or Munster
Le Stadium de Toulouse - Toulouse v Leicester Tigers or Munster; Biarritz Olympique v Llanelli or Perpignan
Capacity - 49,500
History - The venue for the 2003 Heineken Cup final on 24 May, the famous Lansdowne Road Stadium, originally built in 1872 and the oldest international rugby ground in the world, is home to the Irish Rugby Football Union. It is the venue for Ireland's rugby and soccer home matches. The stadium has hosted some of the finest games in rugby history - including the gripping 1999 final when Ulster beat Colomiers - and has been the venue for Rugby World Cup games.
Capacity - 42,602
History - Home to Aston Villa since 1897. Record attendance of 76,588 for the 1946 FA Cup sixth round tie against Derby County. Has hosted England internationals, was venue for seven matches in Euro '96 and regular neutral
choice for FA Cup semi-finals.
LE STADIUM DE TOULOUSE
Capacity - 36,500
History - The original 1936 stadium - which has seen bullfighting, cycling, athletics, top flight football and rugby - was modernised in 1993 in preparation for being a 1998 World Cup venue. During the revamp, the 1998 Heineken Cup semi-final against Brive attracted a then full house of 26,000 and the 1999/2000 quarter-final against Montferrand a 20,000 crowd. Le Stadium required major repairs after being damaged in a chemical explosion in 2001 but is now fully operational.