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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Mike Mullins is another player who returns to action after a long lay off. Mullins was injured in a pre-season friendly and is named in the starting XV for the first time since then. With 46 Heineken Cup caps to his credit the centre will be glad to return to action ahead of the Heineken Cup Final on Saturday 20 May.
1 - Frankie Roche, 2 - Denis Fogarty, 3 - Federico Pucciariello, 4 -
Donncha O'Callaghan, 5 - Mick O'Driscoll, 6 - Stephen Keogh, 7 -
David Wallace, 8 - Anthony Foley (captain), 9 - Mike Prendergast, 10
- Jeremy Manning, 11 - Ian Dowling, 12 - Trevor Halstead, 13 - Mike
Mullins, 14 - Anthony Horgan, 15 - Christian Cullen
Replacements: 16 - John Hayes, 17 - Jerry Flannery, 18 - Trevor
Hogan, 19 - John O'Sullivan, 20 - Frank Murphy, 21 - Ronan O'Gara, 22
- Paul Devlin,