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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
By winning the third Heineken 10s festival, Cleve automatically go into the hat alongside previous winners to become eligible for the Heineken legacy donation, to be awarded to one of the victorious clubs at the completion of the competition.
Steve Cullen, tournament director at Windsor, said: "We were delighted with the day's rugby - it's been a fantastic event, and we're pleased to welcome all the players to Windsor RFC. I would like to offer my congratulations to all the victorious teams - and thank everyone who has made the tournament possible - players, referees, volunteers and the organising committee."
In the plate competition, Almshouse were victorious against Bracknell in a closely fought encounter, whilst Basingstoke won the Shield competition. There was some comfort for the home fans in the bowl competition, with Windsor Orcs defeating Prep School Wanderers 17 - 0.
The Heineken 10s, which take place at 15 separate clubs this autumn, will act as the perfect prelude to another exciting season of European competition. The tournaments are the first ever national club 10s tournament in England and will see over 3500 amateur players getting involved.