Heineken Cup final stars dominate player-of-the-year award nominations
Those with Heineken Cup final tickets may get to see four of the five players to be nominated for the European player-of-the-year award take to the field.
Three players from Magners League finalists Leinster are on the shortlist: Jamie Heaslip, Sean O'Brien and Isa Nacewa.
They are joined by Northampton prop Soane Tonga'uiha.
The list is completed by Stade Francais captain Sergio Parisse, whose side face Harlequins in the Amlin Challenge Cup final on Friday night (May 20th).
Tournament organiser European Rugby Cup will announce the winner on May 24th and a presentation will be made at the player's respective club.
Leinster play Northampton in the Heineken Cup final on Saturday, May 21st at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff with the game getting underway at 17:00GMT.
Dublin-based Leinster last won the Heineken Cup in the 2008-09 season, while Northampton have not won the competition since 2000.
Posted by James Ford