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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.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 Leinster centre has been handed the reins in the absence of Keith Wood who is
suffering with a neck injury.
O'Driscoll said: "There are going to be occasions when I'll have to make decisions and I'll deal with those as they arise.
"But there will be experienced heads on the field with me and Anthony's done it all before.
"And I'll talk to Keith Wood and try to learn as much as I can.
And O'Driscoll knows donning the captain's armband brings unique problems.
"Of course it's going to be different, it's something I've never done before," he said.
"So there is added pressure, but I'm going to try and go out and play my own game as I
normally do and try not to put too much weight on my own shoulders.
"That's the whole thing about shared responsibility, so I can go out and play the way I feel I want to play and not feel that added pressure."
**Former Wales and Lions star Rob Howley is set to lead out Wasps on Saturday.
Scrum half Howley has been handed the captain's armband with regular skipper, Lawrence Dallaglio on international duty with England.
Howley is no stranger to the role of captain - he skippered Wales 22 times during his 59
**Fiji have lost their battle with PARKER PEN CHALLENGE CUP side NEC Harlequins, who
have refused to release brilliant centre Viliame Satala for the Wales Test.
Harlequins quoted IRB regulation 3.2 that states: "A Union must notify a Player and his Club or Rugby Body in writing at least 14 days before the date he must join the National
Representative Team or attend a National Squad session for which the player is required by that Union."