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.
The draw for the semi-finals which will be played on 26th/27th April, will take place on Monday next, 27th January, in order for suitable 20,000-plus venues to be sourced.
The draw will take place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel at London Heathrow and will be made by ERC Chairman Jean-Pierre Lux and Lions and Wales legend Ray Gravell. Among those attending will be Austin Healey (Leicester Tigers and double Heineken Cup winner), Gareth Jenkins and Scott Quinnell (Llanelli, coach and Lions and Wales No 8 respectively), Paul O'Connell (Munster and Ireland international lock), Christian Warner (Leinster Lions outside half), Trevor Brennan (Toulouse and Ireland back row forward), Marcel Martin (Biarritz Olympique President), Alejandro Moreno (Perpignan and Italian international prop) and a star player from Northampton Saints whose name is not yet known.
The draw can be heard live on the official ERC website: www.ercrugby.com
Those tuning in to the draw can enter to win tickets for quarter-final matches.
Heineken Cup Quarter Finals. Friday 11th April: Llanelli v Perpignan, 1930.
Saturday 12th April: Toulouse v Northampton Saints, 1645FR2/ British Eurosport. Leinster Lions v Biarritz Olympique, 1530 - FR2/RTE
Sunday 13th April: Leicester Tigers v Munster, 1600 - BBC Sunday Grandstand/RTE