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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
He joins Heineken Cup quarter-finalists Tigers from Worcester Warriors. Hickie will join former Leinster player Shane Jennings at Leicester.
The No. 2 has represented Ireland A and made nearly 50 appearances for Leinster in the Heineken Cup and Celtic League.
Hickie says he is looking forward to having the backing of the Welford Road faithful and is familiar with the atmosphere created by Leicester's fans. He played at the ground for Leinster in the Heineken Cup when he came face to face with Cockerill and started for Worcester in the Guinness Premiership last month.