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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Worcester Warriors, Bayonne and Connacht have also qualified for the knockout stages with the last place taken by Brive.
The European Challenge Cup quarter-final qualifiers are:
2) Newcastle Falcons (28 points; 44 tries)
3) London Irish (27 points; 32 tries)
4) Northampton Saints (25 points; 28 tries)
5) Worcester Warriors (24 points, 23 tries)
6) Bayonne (20 points, 31 tries)
7) Connacht (20 points, 25 tries)
8) Brive (18 points; 30 tries)The quarter-finals, to be played 31 March / 1 / 2 April, will be:
Newcastle Falcons v Connacht
London Irish v Bayonne
Northampton Saints v Worcester Warriors