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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
The Irish province, who will feature in the Heineken Cup for the first time next season, have released artist impressions of the redevelopment and announced that the work is set to be completed by early September.
Further work will also see the erection of a covered, seated stand on the West side of the ground, which will cater for over 300 supporters.
Connact have been drawn in Pool 6 of next season's Heineken Cup and will face former Champions Toulouse alongside English Premiership pair Gloucester and Harlequins.