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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
ERC, the tournament organisers, today (Tuesday, 22 March), announced the referee appointments with Alain Rolland (Ireland) getting the quarter-finals underway when he takes charge of the all-French contest between Perpignan and Toulon at Barcelona's Olympic Stadium earlier on the Saturday.
Romain Poite (France) will referee his first Heineken Cup knock-out match when Northampton Saints and Ulster Rugby clash at stadium:mk in Milton Keynes in the first of the Sunday contests.
Wayne Barnes (England) will referee the other all-French affair between Biarritz Olympique and defending champions Toulouse at Estadio Anoeta in San Sebastian which will bring the curtain down on the quarter-finals.
HEINEKEN CUP 2010/11 QUARTER-FINALS
(All Kick-Offs LOCAL Time)
SATURDAY, 9 APRIL 2011
16.30 Perpignan v Toulon - Olympic Stadium, Barcelona - Alain Rolland (I)
FR2 / Canal+ / Sky Sports / Sky Italia
18.00 Leinster v Leicester Tigers - Aviva Stadium, Dublin - Nigel Owens (W)
Sky Sports / Canal+ Sport / Sky Italia / RTE* / ITV4*
SUNDAY, 10 APRIL 2011
14.00 Northampton Saints v Ulster Rugby - stadium:mk, Milton Keynes - Romain Poite (F)
Sky Sports / Sky Italia / RTE*
17.30 Biarritz Olympique v Toulouse - Estadio Anoeta, San Sebastian - Wayne Barnes (E)
FR2 / Sky Sports / Sky Italia
HEINEKEN CUP 2010/11 SEMI-FINALS
(To be played 30 April / 1 May)
The winner of the first named quarter-final in each pairing will have home country advantage:
Leinster or Leicester Tigers v Biarritz Olympique or Toulouse
Northampton Saints or Ulster Rugby v Perpignan or Toulon
THE 16th HEINEKEN CUP FINAL - SATURDAY, 21 MAY, 2011 - MILLENNIUM STADIUM, CARDIFF (17.00)