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.
Perpignan pipped Leicester Tigers to top sot in Pool 5 and will now host RC Toulon in a mouth-watering last-eight clash.
And if that wasn't enough good news for one week, the club's supporters can look forward to watching one of the game's most-exciting talents ply his trade in their colours next season.
Hook has signed a three-year deal which officially begins on July 1, although he won't feature for Perpignan until after the 2011 World Cup.
"It has been a tough decision but I'm really excited about the move," said Hook as he announced the move earlier today.
"I've thought about it a lot over the last year and I feel the hard grounds and surroundings will suit me.
"I met the president and the club really appealed to me. I went out there last summer, played there with the Ospreys and it is a great place to play.
"I spoke to Stephen Jones and also Nathan Hines who was out with the Lions and he played for Perpignan. They could not speak highly enough about playing out there. I took all that on board - I respect Stephen as a player and a bloke.
"Everything really appealed to me. There are plenty of reasons and I am looking forward to it.
"The last few months I have known in my head I am going, so the last year has been tough. It is a huge decision. It is not just me involved, it is my fiancé Kim and my little boy Harrison as well. Obviously, it is a rugby decision as well. But the positives far outweigh the negatives."
Hook will hope that his move will bring about the one trophy is he yet to lift with the Ospreys - the Heineken Cup.
The 25-year-old fly-half cum centre cum full back has played a key role in two Magners League title campaigns and in an Anglo-Welsh Cup triumph but is yet to move past the quarter-final stages in European competition.