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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Wood has been truly outstanding this term, winning the Aviva Premiership Player of the Year Award in his first season at Franklin's Gardens.
The 24-year-old has had a massive impact since his summer move from relegated Worcester as the Saints made strides at home and in Europe.
Having played in all six pool games and the Heineken Cup quarter-final triumph against Ulster, as well as 15 of his side's domestic fixtures, Wood has been a mainstay of the Saints starting XV.
But injury has forced Wood to miss the last four games, including the Heineken Cup semi-final win over Perpignan in Milton Keynes.
Wood suffered a hairline fracture of his leg in the defeat to Gloucester on April 19 and has been a frustrated spectator ever since.
Sleeping in an oxygen tent was meant to speed up his recovery but Northampton boss Jim Mallinder admits the new England cap may yet miss out on the biggest day in Saints' history for over a decade.