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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Rotherham recorded their first win on the season as they put Italian club GRAN to the sword in a Parker Pen Shield clash at Millmoor.
The Titans lost the first-leg tie 33-41 but the win was never in doubt today as they gave their long-suffering fans their first taste of victory in the 2003-04 season. The win earns Rotherham a match-up with tournament favourites Viadana next weekend.
Fullback Jon Benson scored a try and kicked 12 points to earn man of the match honours, while winger Joe Ewens bagged a brace of tries.
GRAN started well and were 10-0 up in as many minutes, but Rotherham replied with 42 unanswered points before a late try to visiting hooker Carlo Festuccia.
Rotherham: Tries - J Benson, G Lewis, J Rauluni, J Ewens 2; Pens - J Benson 2;
Cons - J Benson 3.
GRAN: Tries - S Caffaratti, C Festuccia; Pen - R Cook; Cons - R Cook, F Frati.