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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
After their historic win over Australia, O'Driscoll had been expected to receive a well-earned rest but he has been told to continue where he left off against the Aussies.
**Australia captain George Gregan will head back to England for Saturday's Twickenham Test after rushing home for the birth of his daughter.
The scrum-half, who played against Ireland in Dublin last weekend, arrived at Sydney airport on Monday in time to be with his wife, Erica.
The news that Gregan will be back to take on England will be a relief for the Wallaby management.
France have named an unchanged team to face the All Blacks on Saturday in Paris, with coach Bernard Laporte keeping faith with the same XV that beat South Africa 30-10 in Marseille last weekend.
John Kirwan, the Italian national coach, has chosen a squad of 23 to face Argentina in Rome on Saturday.
Italy: Matteo Barbini,(Petrarca), Mauro Bergamasco, (Treviso), Mirco Bergamasco, (Petrarca), Marco Bortolami, (Petrarca), Leandro Castrogiovanni, (Calvisano), Santiago Dellapà¨ (Treviso), Diego Dominguez (Stade Franà§ais), Gianluca Faliva (Treviso), Salvatore Garozzo (Treviso), Nicola Mazzucato (Treviso), Andrea Moretti (Calvisano), Fabio Ongaro (Treviso), Scott Palmer (Treviso), Sergio Parisse (Treviso), Enrico Pavanello (Treviso), Gert Peens (Overmach Parma), Aaron Persico (Viadana), Ramiro Pez (Rotherham), Federico Pucciarello (Bourgoin), Juan Manuel Queirolo (Dax), Cristian Stoica (Castres), Alessandro Troncon (Treviso), Paulo Vaccari (Calvisano).
**Dafydd James (Bridgend) and Nick Walne (Cardiff) have been added to the Wales squad to meet Canada at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday, 16 November as cover for the injured Tom Shanklin and Craig Morgan.