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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.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 Italian Rugby Federation announced today that Orquera will undergo an operation to repair the injury next week and is likely to be out of action from three to four months.
This rules Orquera out of Brive's first European knock-out game since losing to Worcester Warriors at the same stage of the competition two year ago, but should means he returns to action in time for Italy's World Cup warm-up games in August.
The two former Heineken Cup Champions will meet in the last eight of the Amlin Challenge Cup at the Stadium Municipal on Saturday April 9.