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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.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 now Palmer is keen to guide Stade to a first-ever European trophy having helped the Parisians edge past fellow French outfit Clermont Auvergne on Friday night.
"I've won three finals from three so far, so hopefully I can keep that up," said Palmer, after Lionel Beauxis kicked 19 points in a 29-25 victory in Paris.
"It's a big achievement to reach the final. It was a pretty tough game out there and I don't think either team played particularly well. There were a lot of mistakes and we capitalized on those the most.
"We took our chances. Every time we got into their 22 area, we had penalty chances and took those. We were quite fortunate really with the two tries we got: one from an interception and one from when they dropped the ball.
"But we showed some good character in defence. We were a lot more physical than we've been recently and we generally defended better than we have done for a while."