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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Gloucester were the 2006 Amlin Challenge Cup champions and have won 11 of their 16 tournament matches against French opposition with debutant Ian Clark scoring the only try of the match in the hard-fought 11-6 win at Mont de Marsan.
Bordeaux-Begles returned to the tournament last season after an eight year absence, winning just their two group contests with Rovigo.
Against London Irish replacement Metuisela Talebulamaijaina took over the kicking duties from the injured Lachie Munro with Charles Brousse scoring a last-minute consolation try in the 43-16 defeat.
|11/1/13||Bordeaux-Begles||26 - 31||Gloucester Rugby||3,500|
|18/10/12||Gloucester Rugby||25 - 13||Bordeaux-Begles||9,576|
|16/10/96||Gloucester||10 - 17||Bordeaux-Begles|