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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
In Pool 4, Brive thumped Italian club L'Aquila 64-22, with backrower Alexandre Maleyrie scoring twice.
The French side ran in 10 tries at Parc Municipal de Brive, with former France winger Ludovic Valbon also bagging a brace.
Veteran Test prop Christian Califano scored a crucial try as Agen turned a 6-all halftime deadlock into a 23-6 win over Pau in Pool 2.
Fullback Arnaud Mathet added another try as Pau were confined to two penalty goals from Argentinian outside-half Gonzalo Quesada.
Bayonne scored four tries to beat Toulon 28-19 in Pool 3. The visitors scored three converted tries to open up a 21-0 lead at halftime, with outside-half Henri Vermis' second-half five-pointer holding off a Toulon comeback.