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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Fury, who won two caps as a replacement on Wales' tour to South Africa in 2008, worked with Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards at Wasps, where he joined the Academy in 2004. He will boost the Leeds' squad who take on French heavyweights, Stade Francais, in Pool 4 of the Amlin Challenge Cup.
He went out on loan to London Welsh in 2006 and joined London Irish in 2008 before returning to Adams Park last season. He heads to Leeds to replace former England scrum-half Andy Gomarsall, who has retired.
"I have some fantastic memories from my time at Wasps but I felt I needed a fresh challenge and asked for a release from the final year of my contract. I am grateful to them for allowing me the chance to explore my options and I was delighted to speak to Andy Key and Neil Back about their plans for Leeds Carnegie," said Fury..
Fury made 17 appearances for Wasps in two spells at the club either side of his season at London Irish. Leeds' Director of Rugby, Andy Key, believes his new signing has huge potential.
"Warren is an experienced player in the Premiership and has also played in the international arena. He brings a consistent approach to his game, which will suit our style of play," said Key.