7 Jun, 15:39
ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
"I coached Totò (Salvatore Perugini) and other guys in the National Junior team - says Bernini -, I know the people they are and I know that they could be an example for all our young guys".
The coaching staff is completed by Andrea Moretti, former Italy prop with 13 caps, who will be the forward coach. The former Welsh international and Neath's coach Rowland Phillips will take charge of the defense, and Antonio Zanichelli and Andrew Scotney will coach the backs.
The new Italian franchise has been drawn in the Heineken Cup Pool 4 alongside Bath, Biarritz and Ulster.