Julien Dupuy's last minute try for Leicester Tigers means there will be at least one Frenchman in the Heineken Cup semi-finals.
Toulouse's 9-6 defeat by Cardiff Blues in the first quarter-final at the Millennium Stadium ended the involvement of French teams in this season's tournament.
And the Toulouse defeat in Cardiff, where they lost the 2008 final to Munster, was good news for the English.
With Leicester tigers definitely through to the last four, and Harlequins possibly set to join them there, it means the Guinness Premiership will have seven slots in next year's tournament, with the French dropping back to sixth.
The directors of ERC voted unanimously at a Board meeting to postpone all decisions including the release of further instalments of ERC's distributable central revenues to the six shareholder countries until 19 February next when the Board will meet again to reconsider the issue.