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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Castres Olympique destroyed Dinamo Bucuresti 88-0 in the first leg of their PARKER PEN SHIELD quarter-final.
This was supposed to be the home leg for the Romania side, but the big freeze that is gripping most of Europe is especially severe in Bucharest, resulting both legs of this tie being played in France.
Next weekend's second leg game will be a formality as Dinamo chase what must be an impossible target of 89 or more points.
Full back Nicolas Nadau helped himself to four tries, and flanker Romain Froment, centre Nicolas Raffault, and backrower Patrice Furet all scored doubles as Castres ran in 13 tries.
And outside half Mathieu Sans got plenty of target practice, goaling nine times.
Dinamo Bucuresti 0 Castres Olympique 88
HT: 0-36 Attendance: 700
Castres Olympique: Tries - N Nadau 4, L Abbo, U Mola, M Sans, S Sparks; Conversions - M Sans 9