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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Steve Willock, Burnage Club President, said: "It is fabulous to be a part of the Heineken 10's, as a national competition we are proud to be chosen to host the event in the Manchester area. We would definitely be keen to do it again next year. Everybody has enjoyed themselves, and we have been blessed with the weather and some fantastic rugby. I think that at the end of the day the best team did win."
Jack Morehouse, Sale captain, said: "It was a great tournament and on behalf of the lads it was great to come here and win at Burnage, I would just like to thank the lads for playing an exceptional game."