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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
The 2007 England World Cup squad member has featured in both European club competitions and helped to bring Saracens to a European Challenge Cup semi-final last season when they narrowly lost out to Bath.
Speaking about his contract extension Farrell explained that it had been an easy decision to take:"The only thing that would have stopped me would have been if I hadn't got over my injuries. But after getting a full pre-season under my belt, I'm enjoying my rugby and feeling fit and things are going well. Another factor was the fantastic atmosphere around the club and the development we have made in the past two seasons under Alan Gaffney. "
Top of Pool 4 with 15 points, Saracens have their destiny in their own hands. This Saturday they will play a crucial game against Biarritz Olympique which could decide whether they qualify for the Heineken Cup quarter-finals for the first time in their history.
Looking forward to the Heineken Cup action ahead Farrell said "We've got consistency in our game and we're building something special that hopefully we can carry on. We've got a massive month ahead of us, starting with Heineken Cup match against Biarritz at Vicarage Road on Saturday. Exciting times are ahead for Saracens."