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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Jones was happy with the victory and even happier that the closeness brought his team back down to earth a bit after two runaway victories in the EDF Energy Cup.
"We're always satisfied to win a game of rugby and we certainly were with that tonight. Obviously we did not manage that game as effectively as we should have but you have got to give full credit to Bourgoin," said Jones.
"They came, they fronted up, and they played particularly well - they were superior to us in their kicking strategy and made it difficult.
"We expected a tough game, they are not third in the French championship this year for no reason at all. They are a good side, they turned up in the Heineken Cup this year and performed which is good for the competition.
"They caused us a lot of problems but there are a lot of positives as well. We had a lot of kids out there who needed to learn what European rugby is about.
"We had two EDF games and rattled up 14 tries in a short space of time which is all well and good, but when you step up a level and you have the best players in Europe performing there then questions are asked of you and space is closed down.
"We have a lot of talented players and this competition is different to any other - there is a knife edge to it and you have to learn to control these games, get your nose in front and keep it there."
Holah was also pleased with his first experience of Heineken Cup rugby. "I enjoyed it, it was one of those games that involved a little bit of everything, the contact area was a little bit physical which is the way I enjoy it," he said.
"I enjoyed playing with the guys and enjoyed it in a pretty nice stadium. The challenge is there that having great players does not make a great team.
"It gives you a base to work on but you have got to build that and have belief in the game plan, work together - that is the stuff that makes a great team and that is what we are working towards.
"It ewa sa little bit of a mixed bag. At times we had cool heads and at other times we tried to force things - it is a fine line.