18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
New Zealand Sky TV, South Africa/Africa Mnet Supersport and Setanta Australia will screen the 17th tournament decider but the eyes of the rugby world really will be watching the action as it happens across the continents.
From all points of the compass fans will be able to watch defending champions Leinster and 1999 winners Ulster go toe-to-toe in search of European club rugby's most coveted trophy.
Europe - (12 countries, excluding the participating nations) - Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Malta, Montenegro , Norway, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia.
Middle East/North Africa (2 broadcasters and 23 countries) - transmitted in Arabic on ESPN and French on Canal+ - Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.
Sub-Sahara Africa - (44 countries) - Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Cote d'Ivorie, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, St. Helena, Swaziland, Tanzania/Zanzibar, The Gambia, Togo, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Asia Eurosport (12 countries) - Brunei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Vietnam
Asia - Japan
Latin America (8 countries) - Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay
North America (2 countries) - Canada and USA
Oceania (2 countries) - Australia and New Zealand
French-speaking territories worldwide