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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Brive had already secured a home quarter-final spot but were made to work hard for a final pool victory in Italy as they beat Petrarca 24 v 20.
The visitors raced into a 17-0 half-time lead, Jonathan Elgoyhen touching down for a brace and full-back Julien Caminati kicking seven points.
Juan Pablo Sanchez kicked two penalties for Petrarca at the start of the second period to reduce the deficit by six points, before Caminati crossed for a try of his own.
A try apiece from Zane Ansell and Ornel Gega brought Petrarca right back into the game but Brive held on for victory as they made it six out of six in the Pool stage.
El Salvador 5 v 50 Sale Sharks
Sale Sharks signed off their Amlin campaign with a 50 point victory against El Salvador.
John Kennedy crossed after ten minutes for the visitors with Rob Miller adding the conversion before Uale Mai pulled a try back two minutes later for the Spanish side.
Mai's touchdown was the final score of the game for the hosts as Sale dominated scoring three further first half tires, through Matthew Tait, Fergus Mulchrone and another from Kennedy. Miller converted them all for a 28 v 5 lead at the break.
Miller was first to touch down in the second half and the fly-half was followed over the line by Kyle Tonetti, Chris Jones and finally Lee Imiolek on the whistle.