It's understood there is a clause in the contracts of most players at Perpignan
, making them free agents should the 2010 French champions end up in Pro Two.
Tommaso Benvenuti crossed for Perpignan
with less than two minutes remaining but the Munster men kept the ball alive from the restart, Denis Hurley and Tommy O'Donnell setting up Hanrahan.
Then we will take the away match from there but we are just zoning on Perpignan
It was rough justice on Perpignan
's Wales international full-back James Hook, who scored an early try, converted it, kicked a dropgoal and booted four penalties, but Perpignan
are left still seeking a first Heineken victory on English soil after this dramatic game.
weren't too taxed in their quarter-final against an uninterested Toulouse side while Stade defied the odds to win in Bath, but another road stunner may be beyond them.
The second-row joined the French club in the summer, and with Wales' meeting with the Wallabies falling outside the IRB's designated Test window, he looked set to miss the Millennium Stadium encounter on December 1 as Perpignan
were not obliged to release him.
Hook made a great debut for Perpignan
against Exeter last week when he scored all of his team's points in a 15-12 victory, but he could not lead his side to victory last night.
Instead it was another England international, former Test prop Perry Freshwater , who was the hero of the game - scoring Perpignan
's winning try just 10 minutes from time.
's response came from South African Percy Montgomery, who kicked nine points as his side failed to capitalise on two dominant spells in the first half.
But the biggest concern is the time it will take for the Falcons front five to get over the sheer physicality of the battering they took at the Stade Aime Giral on Saturday for, make no mistake about it, they were beaten up by the much bigger and physically tougher Perpignan
Lansdowne Road was stunned into silence as Perpignan
turned the tables on home side Leinster to reach the Heineken Cup final.