10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
The Blues, who were led by Welsh winger Rhys Williams, ran in five tries in Brescia on Sunday afternoon, scoring a 38-9 defeat over third-ranked Italians Viadana to qualify for next season's top-tier tournament.
Cardiff claimed their play-off place as the highest-placed non-qualifying team in the Celtic League, beating off the challenge of tenth-placed Connacht by just three league points.
Clermont Auvergne, meanwhile, who boast Wales and Lions fly-half Stephen Jones in their ranks, clinched the seventh French place when they triumphed 31-8 in a Top 16 head-to-head with Agen at Stade Marcel-Michelin.
Rugby Calvisano took Italy's number one seed ranking for the 2005/06 Heineken Cup, by virtue of their 25-20 Super 12 Italian Championship final win over Benetton Treviso.
2005/06 Heineken Cup Confirmed Qualifiers:
ENGLAND (6): London Wasps, Leicester Tigers, Sale Sharks, Bath Rugby, Saracens, Leeds Tykes.
FRANCE (7): (Top 4 rankings to be decided) Biarritz Olympique, Bourgoin, Stade Francais, Toulouse; Perpignan, Castres Olympique, Clermont Auvergne.
IRELAND (3): Munster, Leinster, Ulster.
ITALY (2): Rugby Calvisano, Benetton Treviso.
SCOTLAND (2): Glasgow Rugby, Edinburgh Rugby.
WALES (4): The Ospreys, Newport-Gwent Dragons, Llanelli Scarlets, Cardiff Blues.