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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Fly-half Owen Farrell's boot and 11 from 11 shots at goal made sure Saracens recorded an impressive 37-28 over French rugby's big spenders Racing Metro in Nantes to put them in pole position in the Pool.
The English Premiership side will be confident they can beat Edinburgh and will fancy their chances of a getting the bonus point to help their chances of a home draw in the last eight.
Edinburgh, who reached the semi-finals of last season's Heineken Cup, have endured a miserable campaign and have yet to record a win this season and only managed their first try in the 26-17 defeat to Munster in the last round.
The Scots will be a major underdogs for their trip to Watford but the manner of their resounding 45-0 defeat to Sarries in the Pool opener between the sides will still be fresh in the memory.
Edinburgh will also feel they have a point to prove with only seven of their players named in the recent Scotland training squad for the Six Nations by interim coach Scott Johnson.
|20/1/13||Saracens||40 - 7||Edinburgh Rugby||5,673|
|13/10/12||Edinburgh Rugby||0 - 45||Saracens||6,543|