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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Not only have they picked up a European trophy, but they finished in second place in the Zurich Premiership.
And by way of celebrating their achievements, the club have held the inaugural 'London Wasps Player Awards' at a black tie dinner at London Wasps' ground Adams Park. Over 250 guests were present to see Josh Lewsey pick up the Generation Telecom Supporters Player of the Season, and Simon Shaw collect the Abbot Ale Players Player of the season.
Not only were the awards to honour the players, but they were to raise money for a young girl with eye cancer.
Josh Lewsey, Alex King, Will Green and Fraser Waters will come to the lucky bidders house and cook a meal for 10 people. The players will buy the food, prepare the meal, dine with the guests and do the washing up. Over Â£2'500 was raised for this 'meal' and the funds will go to help save Daisy's sight.
Here is the full list of winners in the inaugural 'London Wasps Player Awards' :
Generation Telecom Supporters Player of the Season: Josh Lewsey
Abbot Ale Players Player of the season: Simon Shaw
Canterbury Try of the season: Shane Roiser v London Irish
Wasps FC Young Player of the season: John Rudd
Longservice.Com Club Person of the season:Paul Stridgeon (Fitness Team)
Colgate Community Player Award: Josh Lewsey
Wasps FC Honours Ties: Fraser Waters and Trevor Leota
Meanwhile, Bath have confirmed that scrum half Martyn Wood is to join the club from London Wasps.
Martyn, 26, who was in action against Bath Rugby in Sunday's Parker Pen Challenge Cup final, has impressed for London Wasps this season in both the Zurich Premiership and Parker Pen Challenge Cup competitions. He is also regarded as one of English rugby's most promising scrum half prospects and has been an England squad member over the past couple of seasons.
Included in Clive Woodward's squad for the last World Cup, Martyn was capped on England's tour to North America in the summer of 2001 and has won two caps.
Martyn has been a top-flight number nine for the past two years with London Wasps and he joins us with international experience for England," said Jack Rowell. "He is an ambitious player who hopes to make his mark with his new club with a view to knocking on the England door once more."
Martyn is the third of Bath Rugby's summer signings, following props Duncan Bell and David Flatman to the Rec. Martyn will meet up with his new team mates for pre-season training in July.