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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
"That was not a pleasant experience," the Ireland scrum half admitted at the Liberty Stadium.
"We came here hopeful of getting a result but it did not happen, we are disappointed for the fans who came over as well.
"They got a lot of momentum and scored some great tries, but we were soft in defence and let them come to us a wee bit.
"We will attempt to redeem ourselves next week, it is going to be tough ut we have got to get back on track and start putting the performances in.
"We are not in a good patch at the moment and we are trying really hard to get ourselves out of it, but things are not going our way and we need something to get confidence back up."