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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
But the Irish province, who reached last season's Heineken Cup final and have Ruan Pienaar in prime form, will be looking to keep their lead at the top of the Pool when they host a Glasgow Warriors side still looking for their first win in Europe this season.
Ulster will know the Warriors, who are second behind Ulster in the Pro12, will be no pushovers and will be more than aware of the threat they pose if they can transform their league form into Europe.
Glasgow would have been disappointed with their 19-8 home defeat to Ulster at Scotstoun Stadium in the second round of games and will be looking for revenge in the return game.
* Glasgow have two victories to Ulster's one in the history of this Heineken Cup fixture after the Irish province triumphed 19-8 at Scotstoun earlier this season.
* Ulster hooker Rory Best has won 10 turnovers this season, the highest total for any player in the competition.
Props John Afoa and Tom Court have conceded the joint-most penalties in the competition this season (8).
* Defeat to Northampton ended a run of 13 consecutive Heineken Cup victories at home for the Ravenhill side.
* Glasgow have just four wins and a draw to their name from 42 away matches in the Heineken Cup. One of those wins came at Ulster (1997), their only win away in Ireland.
|11/1/13||Ulster Rugby||23 - 6||Glasgow Warriors||10,940|
|19/10/12||Glasgow Warriors||8 - 19||Ulster Rugby||6,194|
|12/10/97||Glasgow Rugby||30 - 15||Ulster Rugby||4,000|