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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
The game will be at Saracens home ground Vicarage Road Stadium in the Zurich Premiership on Sunday 16th March 2003 (kick-off 3pm).
The sides last met in September in High Wycombe, on that occasion London Wasps romped to a 51-23 victory.
Both teams will be keen to get a good luck at each other in readiness for their potential date at the end of May.
But if these sides are to meet in the showpiece final, first they must get past tricky semi-finals over two-legs. Saracens will face Bath and Wasps will tackle Pontypridd.
The match throws up some interesting match-ups. Saracens Captain Kyran Bracken facing Welshman Rob Howley will be one to watch, as will England team-mates Richard Hill and Lawrence Dallaglio going at each other in the back row.
Winning the PARKER PEN CHALLENGE CUP offers the prize of a place in next year's Heineken Cup, and that is the main push for Wasps this season says media manager Nolan Miller.
"Wasps have targeted a place in next year's Heineken Cup as the main goal this season, it's vital for us to compete at the highest level."
And with Wasps pushing for honours at the top of the English league, the High Wycombe side still have a chance of entry to the Heineken on two fronts
"Winning this trophy offers a route to the Heineken Cup, but we are currently third in the Zurich, so we expect an exciting end to the season.
And Wasps are under no illusions about the challenge of last year's PARKER PEN SHIELD runners-up.
"Ponty are a proven side, down there is going to be really tough."
Wasps and Pontypridd have never net in the Professional era - but when they do in the PARKER PEN CHALLENGE CUP quarter-final, you can watch all the action live on television. Click here for broadcast details.