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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
And the manner of the victory was oh so sweet fot Michalak, a member of the team that were pipped at the post last season.
"Last year's defeat hit us hard and was like a dagger in the heart," said the 22-year-old.
"I am a little emotional that we have won it this time round in a hard physical match."
Man of the match Yannick Jauzion said they had the soul to pull it off.
"This was a victory for the heart," said the Toulouse and France centre, who was also the man of the match in the semi-final victory over Leicester.
"We were more determined than they were.
"It was a question of mental strength and while we all felt the physical effects we stayed united and strong - this certainly makes up for last year's agonising defeat."