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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.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 PARKER PEN CHALLENGE CUP side has three players in the Scottish squad picked to face Romania on Saturday, November 9.
Scotland's most capped international Gregor Townsend, who helped Castres Olympique reach the last four of the Heineken Cup last season before returning to his native Scotland to join Borders in the summer will win his 67th cap against the Romanians
Borders provide two new faces in the international squad, winger Nikki Walker, who is in blazing form with eight tries in his past three matches will be hoping to win his first cap. And prop Bruce Douglas has caught the eye of selectors with a string of impressive displays.
Scotland coach Ian McGeechan said Douglas had impressed with his consistent performances for Borders.
Borders have had a disappointing first season in the Celtic League - winning just two of their seven games.But impressed in the first round of the PARKER PEN CHALLENGE CUP. They comprehensively beat Madrid 2012 by an aggregate score of 150-37, and now face Montauban in Round 2.