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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Thomas, who has enjoyed an outstanding season, suffered a back spasm earlier this week and has now been ruled out of a place in the side.
It is the first injury that Thomas - who won the prestigious accolade of 'Player's Player Award' at the club's annual dinner - has suffered in a season which has seen him participate in all of the club's games this year.
"I am absolutely gutted", said Thomas. "It is the first injury that I have picked up all season, and I was really looking forward to playing in a big final where with the pressure off, we have a chance of really expressing ourselves."