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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Biarritz Olympique have reported that Delmas turned down offers from many clubs this season including ASM Clermont-Auvergne, where he was offered the position of head-coach.
The decision to opt for a long-term contract with French champions Biarritz was a combination of a number of factors for the coach.
"The Biarritz management offered to extend my deal and I took it as a sign of trust," said forwards coach, Delmas.
The mutual respect and total trust between Delmas and Lagisquet reinforced his decision to stay with the Pays Basque club. The coaches have set their sights on the premier European club rugby trophy, the Heineken Cup.
"The club has always had ambitions to be successful at the highest level - especially at a European level."
Biarritz are leading the Top 14 table by five points over Toulouse and will face Sale Sharks in the Heineken Cup's quarter-finals on 1 April in the impressive setting of San Sebastian, Spain.