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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Ireland's RTE Radio will broadcast Munster's Heineken Cup quarter-final against Gloucester live from Kingsholm on Saturday, 5th April.
Commentator Michael Corcoran will be joined by former Irish International Donal Lenihan as they describe the action and the atmosphere.
The game is available on all RTE Radio 1 wavelengths, FM, LW 252 and on RTE's new digital radio service, the game will also be broadcast on www.rte.ie/sport and streamed on ercrugby.com
The Heineken Off The Ball Rugby Podcast with Newstalk
Heineken Ireland have commissioned a six-part exclusive series of rugby podcasts for the upcoming Heineken Cup games in association with Newstalk Radio station, as the season builds toward an exciting finish. The 'Heineken Off The Ball Rugby Podcast' will bring together Eoin McDevitt of Newstalk and Gerry Thornley of the Irish Times for expert analysis and discussion. They will be joined by Off The Ball regulars such as Donal Lenihan, Emmet Byrne, Victor Costello and Mick Galway, as well as some of the biggest international names to play the game.
The first 30 minute podcast will go live at 9am on Thursday, 3rd April, featuring a preview of the Heineken Cup quarter finals, in particular Munster's quarter final tie with Gloucester. The podcast can be downloaded from www.newstalk.ie.
The Heineken Off The Ball Rugby Podcast schedule:
• w/c 31st March
• w/c 7th April
• w/c 21st April
• w/c 28th April
• w/c 19th May Final
• w/c 26th May Final and Overall Review of Tournament
David Moore, Heineken Sponsorships Manager commented: "As a brand with a long standing and deep connection with rugby, we wanted to bring something unique to Irish rugby fans and to that end we decided to create unique rugby content in the form of a downloadable weekly rugby podcast. Newstalk's Off the Ball show, like Heineken have a passion for excellence in sport and rugby so they were a natural fit for this."
On behalf of Heineken, the Off The Ball team are producing these six exclusive rugby podcasts. The Off the Ball presenters, Eoin McDevitt and Simon Hicks will add their own unique style to the podcasts.