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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
As well as looking forward to the quarter-finals on 9/10/11 April, Derek will also be announcing the selected semi-final venues and giving an update on ticket sales for the Heineken Cup Final at Twickenham on Sunday, 23 May.
Also in attendance will be delegates from a number of the eight quarter-finalists (a full list of attendees will be made available later this week) to enable Sunday journalists to preview matches this weekend.
Just in case you need reminding of the line-up for the Heineken Cup quarter-finals they are as follows:
HEINEKEN CUP QUARTER-FINALS
(All kick-off times are LOCAL times)
FRIDAY, 9 APRIL - Kick-Off 7.45pm, Stradey Park
Llanelli Scarlets v Biarritz Olympique - Chris White (England)
Sky / Sport +
SATURDAY, 10 APRIL - Kick-Off 4.00pm, Le Stadium
Toulouse v Edinburgh Rugby - Alain Rolland (Ireland)
FR2 / Sky
SATURDAY, 10 APRIL - Kick-Off 5.00pm, Thomond Park
Munster v Stade Francais Paris - Nigel Williams (Wales)
RTE / Sky / Sport +
SUNDAY, 11 APRIL - Kick-Off 3.00pm, The Causeway Stadium
London Wasps v Gloucester - Joel Jutge (France)
Sky / Sport +