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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.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 54 PAU 25
HT: 13-20. Attendance: 2,000
Castres Olympique take a daunting 29-point headstart into their return PARKER PEN SHIELD semi-final leg against Pau in a fortnight after a dominant performance.
Fly-half Romain Teulet scored 29 points, including a try, in Castres' 54-25 win.
Castres scored six tries to three, with Teulet in fine form with the boot - adding 24 points as the rugged French club confirmed their favouritism for the Shield.
Pau started well, even leading 20-13 at halftime, but they had no answer in the second half as Castres took control in front of 2,000 fans.
Castres Olympique: Tries - Penalty try, L Marticorena, R Teulet, S Barthez, R Froment, R Capo; Cons - R Teulet 6; Pens - R Teulet 4.
Pau: Tries - D Arrieta, S Toevalu, M Larrouy; Cons - D Aucagne 2; Pens - D Aucagne 2.
Yellow cards: M Barrague (Pau), M Reggiardo (Castres Olympique).