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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
"The decision has been taken for Rob (McCusker) to have surgery sooner rather than later to give him a chance of returning to the international scene in time for the Six Nations Championship and therefore bid to make the 20100 Rugby World Cup squad," said Wales physio Mark Davies.
The Scarlets face back-to-back fixtures against Italian side Benetton Treviso in December when European's premier rugby competition returns for Rounds 3 and 4.
The Welsh side will be looking for revenge in Northern Italy after suffering defeat at the Stadio Monigo in the opening fixture of the celtic league competition.
The Pool 5 side started this year's Heineken Cup in dramatic fashion, beating French side Perpignan in a nine-try thriller at Parc Y Scarlets, but went down to a clinical display by double European Champions Leicester in Round 2.