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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.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 other 16 teams will play in Round 1 the PARKER PEN SHIELD.
The rounds of both tournaments consist of home and away legs, to be played 6/7/8 December and 13/14/15 December.
A draw to determine who has home advantage in the first leg of Round 1 of the PARKER PEN SHIELD will take place in Dublin tomorrow (Monday, 21 October).
A draw to determine who has home advantage in the first leg of Round 2 of the PARKER PEN CHALLENGE CUP will take place in Paris on Tuesday, 22 October.
PARKER PEN CHALLENGE CUP - Round 2
Newcastle Falcons v Rugby Treviso
Colomiers v Saracens
Montauban v Borders
Bath Rugby v Bridgend
London Wasps v Bordeaux-Begles
NEC Harlequins v Stade Francais
RC Narbonne v Connacht
Leeds Tykes v Pontypridd
PARKER PEN SHIELD - Round 1
Grenoble v Castres Olympique
Rugby L'Aquila v Dinamo Bucuresti
Ebbw Vale v Madrid 2012
GR.A.N. Rugby Parma v Pau
Rugby Parma v La Moraleja Alcobendas
Caerphilly v Rugby Rovigo
Rugby Silea v Mont de Marsan
Petrarca Padova v Rugby Roma