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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
And the Amlin Challenge Cup winner in 2009 said he had no hesitation in signing a contract extension.
"Obviously there are plenty of things to consider, but it ultimately comes down to a rugby decision," he said.
"Saints is a great place to be at the moment and I'm delighted to be staying here.
"Since I came to the club a lot of things have changed. Jim and Dorian have come in, a lot of the players have changed and it has been positive, which is all showed in where we are and where we are aiming.
"I most definitely feel at home at Northampton. It wasn't just a change of club but a change of code and that was made all the easier by everyone at the club and in the town. The fact that we sell out the stadium every week is pretty incredible and why I and a lot of the players love playing at the Gardens. I haven't played at a place like it and I'm happy to be staying at the club.
"There's always room for improvement though. We've come a long way in a few years and there's a lot of potential for the rest of this year and to push on for the honours which we believe we can win in the future. There's a lot of hard work to be done but I think we're on the right road."