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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
The Round 6 fixtures, released today by ERC, the tournament organisers, sees six teams complete their Pool programme on the Friday night in the chase for quarter-final places on the weekend of 31 March / 1 / 2 April.
Games from the same Pool are scheduled to kick-off at the same time on the same day. However, due to the unavailability of Bristol Rugby's home venue - and following a decision by the Board of ERC - the Pool 1 games will be played on the Friday and Sunday.
The five Pool winners and three best runners-up qualify for the knock-out stages.
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE CUP ROUND 6 (All kick-offs LOCAL time)
FRIDAY 20 JANUARY, 2006
Pool 1 Viadana v Northampton Saints 19.30
Pool 5 Montpellier v Worcester Warriors 19.30
Pool 5 Amatori Catania v Connacht Rugby 19.30
SATURDAY 21 JANURAY, 2006
Pool 2 London Irish v Pau 14.00
Pool 2 Agen v Rugby Parma 15.00
Pool 3 Toulon v Bucuresti 15.00
Pool 3 Gloucester Rugby v Bayonne 14.00
Pool 4 Border Reivers v L'Aquila 14.00
Pool 4 Brive v Newcastle Falcons 15.00
SUNDAY 22 JANUARY, 2006
Pool 1 Bristol Rugby v Narbonne 14.00