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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
When the club was formed in 1872, early matches were played on People's Park.
Though first wearing blue jerseys, Llanelli changed to scarlet colours in the late 1800's and from that time have been nicknamed 'The Scarlets'.
There is a tradition that when Llanelli play Bath they play for a two foot high rag doll - Llanelli are the current holders having beaten bath in last year's Heineken Cup quarter-final
Little saucepans (Sospans) are at the top of the uprights on each goal-post at Stradey Park.
The first match played by Llanelli was against Swansea at Felinfoel on February 5, 1876 and was drawn.
The second match against Swansea was abandoned when a Swansea player broke his leg. An umpire (as the referee was then called) was also a doctor and he reset the leg on the pitch.
The first international match in Llanelli was a 0-0 draw against England in 1887, but it had to be played on the adjoining cricket pitch, due to frost.
Llanelli supporters always sang: 'Who beat the Wallabies, but good old Sospan Fach' It referred to the 8-3 win by the club over Dr Moran's Australian side of 1908.
After defeating New Zealand by 9-3 in 1972, the pubs in Llanelli were reputed to have: 'all run dry!'
Llanelli fans favourite chant is 'Scarlets - Scarlets - Scarlets'
Llanelli's home ground, Stradey Park has a capacity of 10,800
Llanelli are the current Welsh Premiership champions
In season 1992-93, Llanelli won the Welsh Cup, Premier League and beat the-then World champions, Australia.
Llanelli have won the Welsh Cup on 11 occasions - the next best is Cardiff with 7.
They have appeared in 16 of the 31 finals.
The club won the South Wales Challenge Cup in 1882 and 1896.
Dave Hodges before coming to play for Llanelli, played American Football for a USA College team and a German College Team
Garan Evans has a twin brother Deiniol who has also played for Llanelli but now plays for a local team, Carmarthen Quins. Garan also used to be a TV presenter for S4C.
Stephen Jones once took a frame off Matthew Stephens the Snooker player (but they were only 6 years old)
Before Rugby became professional, Robin McBryde won Wales Strongest Man in 1992 and then John Davies won the year later in 1993.
Martyn Madden owns a cleaning company, which operates in Cardiff bay, called Martyn Madden cleaning services
Gareth Jenkins, Llanelli RFC coach owns a black poodle called Rupert.
Vernon Cooper is a qualified Landscape Gardner
Chris Wyatt has fished and played basketball for Wales
Scott Quinnell has recently taken up riding and now owns three horses, one for him called Clyde, Kuros a Welsh Mountain for Samantha his eldest and, Lucy is one on the way
Leigh Davies once had football trials for Liverpool FC
Mark Jones once bumped in to Michael Jackson in Cape Town, when he was performing for Nelson Mandella, he even has the picture to prove it.
On many occasions, both pre and post-war, the players have spoken in Welsh to confuse listening opponents.
The pre-war hero of the club was centre Albert Jenkins, but since World War Two, Phil Bennett and the late Carwyn James have been two of the club's greatest men.
In the 1950's Llanelli and Wales lost Lewis Jones to Rugby League. He was always referred to as 'The Golden Boy of Welsh Rugby'.
David Harry Bowen dropped the goal that beat the New Zealand Maoris in 1888 (3-0) and skippered the club in 1895-96. A headmaster, he was later a WRU selector, IRB representative, journalist and international referee.
Both played at fly half, but James was also a brilliant coach of the club and of the triumphant 1971 Lions.
Derek Quinnell and his sons Scott and Craig have provided the only instance of a father and TWO sons playing for Wales. A third son has just made his senior debut for the club and their uncle is Barry John.
Legendary wing Ieuan Evans gained 72 caps for Wales - 71 with Llanelli. His last cap was when he moved to play for Bath, but it was at Stradey Park in a win over Italy in 1998.
Llanelli, Wales and Lions pre-war wing Bill Clement won a Military Cross at the Battle of the Bulge in 1944 and an OBE in 1981, as well as being Welsh Rugby Union secretary from 1956 until the centenary year of 1981.One of the club's greatest players was Ivor Egwad Jones, who played 522 times for Llanelli. A Lion, he became WRU president after captaining his club for nine seasons. His brother (Lord Elwyn Jones) was Lord Chancellor and a prosecutor at the Nuremberg War Trials.