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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Cohen helped himself to tries in all of England's recent victories against New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, and now he will be turning his attention to his club's double-header Heineken Cup Pool 6 challenge against Cardiff.
The Saints, 2000 Heineken Cup winners, are expecting a full house of 12,500 for their clash with the Welsh giants at Franklin Gardens on December 7.
The two teams met in last year's Pool stages when Cardiff won 25-17 at home, and Northampton were 26-15 winners on their own turf.
While the English Premiership club had Steve Thompson, Matt Dawson and Cohen playing for England they also had three players away with Scotland during the Autumn series - Tom Smith, Matt Stewart, and Budge Pountney. They also had former Cardiff player Steve Williams on duty with Wales.
Cardiff back row man Martyn Williams was named Man of the Series for his efforts for Wales in their four autumn internationals.
The club also had Andrew Lewis, Ryan Powell, Iestyn Harris, Jamie Robinson, Rhys Williams and Craig Morgan away on Wales duty, while John Tait played in Canada's two internationals.
Cardiff will definitely be without prop Ken Fourie for the two games against Northampton following his sending-off in a Welsh Premiership game against Pontypridd.
His three-game ban begins in this weekend's Celtic League quarter-final in Edinburgh, and his absence could lead to a return to action for Cardiff coach David Young.
Wales remain in eighth spot in the world rankings following wins against Romania, Fiji, and Canada. The All Blacks were the only side to beat the Dragons.
Under the captaincy of Leinster's Brian O'Driscoll, Ireland remain sixth in the world after their victories over Australia, Fiji and Argentina.
Leinster, cup quarter-finalists from last season, have to travel to the heart of France for their Heineken Cup round 3 battle with Montferrand. The return leg takes place at Donnybrook the following week.
Despite being beaten 16-7 by Ireland last weekend Felipe Contepomi and Agustin Pichot of Bristol Shoguns helped Argentina to up their points tally to 755, to remain in ninth spot in the rankings.
Bristol play Swansea on December 7 at St Helens in Round 3 (kick-off 3pm). The return leg at the Memorial Stadium kicks off the following Sunday at 3pm.