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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
"Winning the Amlin Cup Final would mean absolutely everything to us," said the England International.
"It's so important to us for any number of reasons.
"We are a club who only look and feel right when we are playing in the Heineken Cup and that is the tournament we always aim for.
"Tomorrow is another chance at reaching that competition.
"It would be wonderful to win the Amlin for Max (Guazzini) as he never managed to win the Heineken Cup.
"As a team when you win silverware it unites you with your team-mates forever but we know that we are up against a very good Harlequins side.
"We have had a look at the stadium today and it's great. The pitch is perfect and I'm sure there is going to be a great atmosphere for the game."