12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
Having seen off the challenges of Munster and Leinster Lions, and turned Europe's biggest club rugby match into an all-French affair, plans are being made for a massive airlift from all over France for the final weekend.
More than 10,000 fans are expected to pour into Ireland from the two clubs, topping even the normal number for a Six Nations game between Ireland and France at Lansdowne Road.
In order to make the fixture as accessible as possible to rugby fans across Europe, ERC has revised its ticketing operation for the final and is now offering special incentives to make the trip more attractive to not only the travelling French fans, but also to the Irish rugby public.
The full list of ticket prices are as follows: Band 1 - 57 euros (East and West stands) Band 2 - 48 euros (East and West stands) Band 3 - 40 euros (East stand uncovered) Band 4 - 21 euros (North and South ends seated and East Terrace standing).
ERC is also opening up the Schools Enclosure at the South Terrace. The 500 standing tickets will be available for 5 euros each and can be purchased from the IRFU branch offices at Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster.
The special offers start in the top price seats in the East and West Stands where ERC is offering the chance to buy two tickets at 57 euros and the next two at 25 euros (4 tickets for 164 euros).
Band 2 seats are also in the East and West Stands and the offer is to buy two tickets at 48 euros and be able to purchase two more at half-price (4 tickets for 144 euros).
Uncovered seats in the East stand in Band 3 are being offered at two for 40 euros with a further two available for purchase at 20 euros (4 tickets for 120 euros). There are also deals on Band 4 tickets in the North and South ends with uncovered seating and standing room along the East Terrace, with tickets being offered at two for 21 euros and four for 70 euros.
Ticket information is available on, the official ERC website, www.ercrugby.com, and on the website of the official ticket agents, Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.ie
Tickets are currently on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets and can be bought over the phone by using the following numbers:
Republic of Ireland - 0818 719 300 N.Ireland/UK - 0870 243 4455 France: 003531 456 9569