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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
"We want to be in two semi-finals, we don't just want one," he said.
"That is why we play the game. We have played a lot of rugby to get to this point and its really important we do not throw it away.
"We nee to be mentally prepared, the boys are all mature enough and intelligent enough to realise that.
"At the same time, we still haven't won anything. Beating Ulster is great, fantastic, we wanted a home semi. But in the same breath, we want a trophy.
"We have to remain ambitious on both fronts.
"We can't sit back and pat each other on the back, we've got to push on and take some of the lessons we learnt from Europe into the Premiership."