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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Up to 18,000 Leinster fans will be at the redeveloped RDS to witness the much anticipated Heineken Cup Pool matches against the 2007 Heineken Cup finalists Leicester, triple Heineken Cup champions Toulouse and last season's Pool rivals Edinburgh.
Meanwhile, Leinster will travel to face 2006 Heineken Cup finalists Biarritz away on the 31 August (KO: tbc) before embarking on a week's long training camp in Barcelona prior to the start of the new season.
The camp will conclude with another mouth-watering fixture against Bath in The Recreation Ground on Friday, 7 September (KO: 6.30pm).