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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
?Let?s hope all those with any Irish blood in them or who consider Irish their second team come out and support us. We want every Paddy in England to turn up.
Irish were grateful to five penalties from full-back Peter Hewat and a try from Declan Danaher in the historic win and had to recover from the loss to injury of backline orchestrator Mike Catt in the first half. He said:
?Catty started really well but we always had Geraghty to come on. We started four forwards and three backs on the bench today which is unusual for us but we thought that was the way to beat them. It was pretty much a case of suck it and see.
?We had a lot of possession early on, I think we used our entire playbook in the first 10 minutes with little reward but the control in the second half was just awesome.
?Peter Hewat was outstanding with the boot and through the kicking out of hand we dominated the territory.?