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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
"After a fine start everything could disappear from our season over the two legs of the Parker Pen Challenge Cup semi-finals against Connacht," said backs coach and former Wales fly half Paul Turner.
"This is a huge game for the club. But we know what we can produce and that we have some very good players so, while we have a lot of battlers in the side, we also have to start closing games down after a run of three close defeats and a 15-15 draw at London Irish on Sunday."
And Quins will not be short of information on their opponents - threequarter Gavin Duffy joined from Connacht, Turner has tracked them closely on TV while fellow assistant coach John Kingston is a former Galwegians coach.
"They are about as familiar to us as most Zurich sides and we appreciate that Michael Bradley has done a really good job at Connacht," said Turner.
"They might not have any star names but they play a good brand of rugby and are an industrious side who go for the full 80 minutes. They deserve a lot of credit for what they have achieved in recent times.
"They have won at some of the toughest grounds to win at so traveling to The Stoop will not faze them."