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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Additional Player Registered in time for Round 5 of the Heineken Cup.
Additional Player - Nick WILLIAMS
Date of Birth: 02.12.83
Position: Back row forward
De-Registered - Justin MELCK
Additional Player Registered in time for Round 5 of the European Challenge Cup
Additional Player - Nathan BREW
Date of Birth: 21.04.82
Position: Wing / centre
International record: Wales
De-Registered - Iain GRIEVE
NOTE TO EDITORS:
Each club may select one additional player during the course of the Pool stages.
The nominated additional player will replace a registered member of the club's squad and no club will exceed 38 players at any time during the Pool stages.
The de-registered player may return to the squad at a later date during the Pool stages and replace the additional player. Clubs must ensure that the additional player has not been nominated in a match squad with another club for the Heineken Cup or European Challenge Cup tournaments during the current season.
The additional player will be eligible to play in the next round of Pool matches if his nomination is received by ERC by noon on the Wednesday before the match.
The player must have at least a three-month contract with the Club. If an additional player is selected by a Club after Round 4 and the Club subsequently qualifies for a quarter-final the Club will only be allowed to register a further two players for the knock-out stages (otherwise entitled to register three players).