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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Toulouse pipped Munster 13-12 thanks to a touchline conversion by Jean-Baptiste Elissalde, and a relieved Noves said:
"Victory by one point for a place in the Heineken Cup final is good enough for me. I was not disappointed we didn't score more points. It was an international Munster team against us. And we achieved something huge by beating them.
And Noves was pleased with his side's tactics during the game.
"Munster played exactly as I thought, they have a huge organisation and their scrum and lineout were superb. We managed to break through two or three times, but we were weak with our finishing.
"I thought 3-6 was a very flattering half-time score for us, but we went out with a huge will to do better."
The game changed when French international Frederic Michalak switched from scrum-half to outside-half, Toulouse captain Emile Ntamack describing Michalak as "magic."
Munster coach Alan Gaffney said: "The game changed when Michalak moved to outside-half, but we played very well in the first half, and gave it our best shot.
"We got so close and the boys are very down - - it's in their faces. I heartily congratulate Toulouse - they are a very good side, and have so much potent fire-power.
And Munster captain Jim Williams paid tribute to his team-mates as the Munster men tried to find positives from the performance.
"I asked the guys to give it their all, and I got that. We defended tremendously well, and performed with pride and passion," he said.