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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
"Paul O'Connell could yet play a part in Munster's season following further tests on his injured ankle," read the statement.
"O'Connell had his injury reassessed in Dublin yesterday evening and the prediction is that he could be back training in four weeks time.
"That of course would mean that if Munster were to progress to the final of either Amlin Challenge Cup or Magners League, O'Connell could be involved."
Munster made it through to the last four of the Amlin Challenge Cup thanks to victory over Brive in a thrilling encounter in the South of France last weekend.
And they now host English Premiership side Harlequins at Thomond Park on Saturday April 30 for a place in the final.
With the final five weeks away, victory over Harlequins would see O'Connell return to action at the Cardiff City Stadium on Friday May 20.