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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Rabeni damaged his knee for the first time against Worcester on November 13 and head coach John Wells does not expect him to be in action for over a month.
"It would appear that it could be a six-week affair; Seru's aggravated the same knee he injured some time ago," said Wells.
"It was quite innocuous, we've watched it in slow-motion, on video, and it appears as if he made contact with one of the Worcester lads in mid-air.
"There's nothing else to say about it really; if he's back before then, good, if not, the worst-case scenario is six weeks.
"Seru has no ACL (joint) on that particular knee, so his knee has reduced stability in any event.
"He's had a number of injuries since joining us, but he's been able to manage them, until, all of a sudden, his body broke down so to speak.
"He came back and despite training well something quite innocent happened. It could easily have happened to anybody else, it just happened to a guy on his weak knee."