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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
"Again it will be a tough challenge because they have the likes of Julian White and other seasoned scrummagers, but last week we did step up against Toulouse and we have got to do that again," said Kerr.
"We did not give Toulouse a chance to settle in the scrums and that gave us an edge which has given us confidence.
"There have been a lot of changes here with players coming in, but since the Connacht game we have been a bit more cohesive and seem to be working well together.
"We are definitely responding to Andy and the way he is training the team. We have had some tough sessions but I think it has been really specific on what we want to do in the game with different sessions working on different areas, so it has been good.
"I have played at Welford Road before, it is a great place to play and a good stage to play on. There may be 17,000 people there for them but we can still use that.
"I imagine there will be a backlash since their defeat last week."