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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
"Last year we were disappointing because we did not have a big enough squad to make an impact but this time we want to reach at least the knockout stages," he said.
The launch, at Culture Biere on the Champs-Elysees was hosted by ERC chairman Jean-Pierre Lux, who said: "This competition simply gets bigger and better every year and I am sure we are in for another thrilling competition."
Joining Bonnaire were other stars from the French game, Nicolas Jeanjean (Toulouse), Aurelien Rougerie (ASM Clermont Auvergne), Kees Meeuws (Castres Olympique), Jerome Thion (Biarritz Olympique) and Mauro Bergamasco (Stade Francais Paris).