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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Leicester 36-11 Neath
Leicester coach Dean Richards: "Neath scored a cracking try against us in the first half. We said all week it was going to be a hard match, particularly in the front five.
"Neath have a very good side and the Celtic League final will be a very interesting contest.
"Neath have very good chances of winning that. They will have their star half-backs, Lee Jarvis and Andy Moore, back for that one.
"They are two very good players and Neath stand a very good chance of winning against Munster, but it will be close."
Leicester captain Martin Johnson: "They ran the ball well and got the ball wide very quickly and got some good passages of play going be off-loading well in the tackle area.
"People were saying to me all week that we would beat Neath. We did but it was hard work and the final score line didn't reflect the type of game that it was.
"They caused us some problems. We dominated possession, but still found it hard to score tries. We managed to get across for a few at the end.
"We have always tried to be one of the fittest teams around, but I'm not too sure that aspect was too important towards the end because Neath battled all the way."
Swansea 19 Montferrand 24
Swansea coach John Connolly: It was a great improvement and it was just a shame that we couldn't get the last try.
"We didn't deserve to win but if we would have scored a second try then I would have taken it.
Newport 42 Edinburgh 32
Newport coach Richard Hill: "We were all under a lot of pressure after what had happened in previous games, particularly at Toulouse.
"It was essential that we got everything right, the tactics, the selection, and that the players all came together to perform.
"So as coaches we can only thank the players for the way they responded to that.
"They have had to accept that we are trying different things to turn things around and they showed that there is definitely no lack of spirit or character at this club."
Biarritz 75 Cardiff 25
Cardiff coach Dai Young kept a brave face after his side were comprehensively beaten by Biarritz.
"We gave it our best shot and never stopped trying.
"When we look back at our European campaign this season with six defeats we realise that our squad is not strong enough at this level, but we have tried hard.
"It was obviously disappointing for me as coach but the boys kept trying hard to the end. Their front five were strong and they punished us at four consecutive lineouts in the first half.
"Biarritz were strong in all departments and though we had one or two good moments I have no arguments with their victory."
Bristol 12 Leinster 25
Leinster coach Matt Williams said: 'We are the only side in the competition with a 100% record after the pool games. It may not get a trophy but it certainly means a lot to the team and that was the squad target.
'The good news is that you haven't seen the best from them yet because I think that there is still another three or four years in their development which probably started when we beat Northampton in the competition two seasons ago.
'I thought Bristol were fantastic and I imagine that this was a great game to watch. I only hope that the people back home get behind the lads because we have the potential to win this competition."
London Irish 32 Toulouse 29
O'Shea said: 'We threw it away in Edinburgh last week and totally dominated Newport so it's very disappointing.'
"Irish also lost 28-23 to Toulouse in France and O'Shea said: 'We lost by five points in a game we could have won, four points in a game we should have won and then last week we just threw it away, we have got to be disappointed.'
Munster 33 Gloucester 6
'It was a nightmare performance - our lineouts and scrums didn't function,' said Gloucester's director of rugby Nigel Melville.
'But Munster were excellent. Ronan O'Gara kicked really well, so let's not take anything away from Munster.
'This is a massive disappointment, but we cannot go away and bury our heads in the sand.
'It is very hard to take. But key parts of our game didn't work, and if you don't get your set-piece right then you can't function.
'We didn't perform on this occasion, but the team is better than that. Every player has to look at his performance today and put his hand up.'
Bourgoin 43 Sale 15
'If we'd scored one more try we'd be satisfied now.
'Maybe we didn't take all our opportunities to score, but that's rugby. That's what makes sport so great.
'We were in a tough pool, while Biarritz had a weak team in Cardiff in their pool.
'If we'd been a bit more mature and a bit more experienced we would have won at Glasgow and we'd be in the quarter-finals.
'We just have to go back to the drawing board and qualify for the Heineken Cup next year.'
Llanelli 34 Glasgow 8
Llanelli coach Gareth Jenkins was jubilant after his side qualified for the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup.
He said: 'This was a huge win for us. Over the past few years we have failed to produce the goods up here - but things just clicked into place.
'Some of the rugby we played in the first half was right out of the top drawer, and we didn't let Glasgow play the kind of game they wanted to.'
The victory takes Llanelli surging into the Heineken Cup last eight, and Jenkins added: 'The guys did what I asked of them, and we are proud to be flying the Welsh flag in the advanced stages of the tournament.
'The presence of so many of our fans was also an important factor. The players were quite taken aback when they saw such a crowd in red gear.
'They knew they had to produce the goods for so many people who had paid a lot of money to back them.'
Ulster 16 Northampton 13
'I am very proud of the boys, particularly under the circumstances,' said Northampton coach Wayne Smith.
'Ravenhill is one of the most difficult places in Europe to come. Their crowd is as passionate and as vociferous as there is around at present.
'But we still could have won the game, even though we were down to 13 men at the end because of two sin-binnings.
'I just have to take my hat off to the boys - there is a lot of heart under those jerseys.
'We knew Ulster would come at us in the first half and we made things difficult for ourselves because we didn't get any ball. But in the second half we were able to take the game to them and played some good football.'