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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
There were twists and turns up to the final minute,
of the final match in the Pool Stage...
The strong survived and the 2005/6 Heineken Cup
quarter-finalists have been decided...
Just eight teams remain on the road to Cardiff's Millennium Stadium for Europe's biggest rugby final in May...
Biarritz Olympiquehold a 2-0 lead over Sale Sharks in European games, and will be looking for a third successive semi-final appearance having beaten Munster at home and Llanelli Scarlets away in the last two years.
Despite more than 100 years of rivalry, the meeting between Leicester Tigers and Bath will be their first in meeting in Europe
Bath became the first English club to win the Heineken Cup when they did so in 1998, this is the fourth time they have progressed to the quarter-finals.
Munster and Perpignan each hold two wins in their four match series in the Heineken Cup with each side winning their home games.
Munster have beaten French teams five time out of six in the quarter-finals.
Quarter finals - (Ties to be played from March 31 - April 2):
Toulouse v Leinster
Biarritz Olympique v Sale Sharks
Leicester Tigers v Bath Rugby
Munster v Perpignan