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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Brive have recalled one player, centre Nicolas Couttet, to their squad. With 32 European club appearances to his credit between the European Challenge Cup and the Heineken Cup, the centre will hope to return to action with the 1997 Heineken Cup Champions.
The rules of the tournment state the remaining eight clubs may add up to two players in any position and one further front row player to its tournament squad for the knock-out stages.
Newcastle: Shaun Richardson; Johnathan Shaw
Connacht: Ross Davies; Gavin Williams; Andrew Mailei
Gloucester: James Bailey; Ryan Lamb
Brive: Nicolas Couttet
Northampton: Pat Barnard; Paul Tupai; Robbie Kydd
Worcester: Callum Black; Thomas Harding; Aisea Havili
London Irish: Danie Coetzee; Sailosi Tagicakibau; Gonzalo Tiesi
Bayonne: Hedly Wessels; Jose Maria Nunez Piossek; Stephane Aussel