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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Bad weather forced the Dragons to move their Heineken Cup Pool game against Biarritz Olympique from Rodney Parade to Parc y Scarlets last season. The change of venue this weekend is the only alteration with the 1.00pm kick-off and the broadcast coverage remaining the same.
The venue for this season's Amlin Challenge Cup final on Friday, 20 May, 2011, Cardiff City Stadium is the new home of Cardiff Blues and Cardiff City has already staged one Heineken Cup match this season when the Blues beat Edinburgh in Round 1.