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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Since the removal of his knee brace, Allister Hogg has made steady progress and is now working on some interval training as a member of the rehab running group. He ruptured the medial ligament in his right knee in the Magners League game against Cardiff Blues on 3 November.
On a bright note for Craig Smith following his neck surgery last month, he has resumed running this week and will shortly be able to begin activities in the gym.