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.
The English aristocrats' impressive bonus point 47-8 victory over Connacht in their last Pool game at the Stoop proved they have the pace and the power to be genuine contenders in this season's tournament.
England and Harlequins captain Chris Robshaw will want his side to keep their impressive unbeaten record in the Pool stages as they prepare for the sharp end of the competition.
Qualification is a long shot for the French side, who were Heineken Cup finalists in 2006 and 2010, and they simply have to beat 'Quins to come into the reckoning as qualifiers for the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-finals.
They will also be looking for revenge for their 40-13 defeat to Harlequins in the Pool opener at the Stoop back in October.
The Basques managed a 32-6 win over Zebre in Italy in their last game but will want to take the scalp of the form side in Europe when they host the Londoners on Friday evening.
|18/1/13||Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque||9 - 16||Harlequins||7,897|
|13/10/12||Harlequins||40 - 13||Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque||13,815|