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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.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 independent Disciplinary Committee, who met in London on Friday, 16 March, 2007, found Mr Brennan guilty of Misconduct under the Heineken Cup Disciplinary Rules in that he entered one of the seating areas in the stadium and repeatedly struck an Ulster spectator namely Mr Patrick Bamford.
The Committee imposed on Mr Brennan a lifetime suspension from playing Rugby Union and also imposed a lifetime ban on Mr Brennan from participating in any capacity in tournaments organised by ERC. Mr Brennan was also fined 025,000 and was ordered to pay 05,000 compensation to Mr Bamford and the costs of convening the hearing.
A date for the Appeal to be heard, and the composition of the independent Appeal Committee, will be confirmed as soon as practicable.