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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Easterby, who has 20 Heineken Cup caps, looks set to miss Leinster's two opening Heineken Cup matches - against Bath Rugby in Leinster's new Heineken Cup venue the RDS and away to Glasgow Rugby on Sunday, 30 October.
The former Scarlets player is also likely to be ruled out of Ireland's autumn internationals.
Leinster will be targeting their Round 3 match at home to Bourgoin as a possible return for the 34 year old scrum-half.