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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
"When you get the first game of the Heineken Cup at home, it is absolutely vital you make the most of that and we have managed to get the win." He said.
"To be going to Leinster next with the momentum of five wins on the bounce behind us is massive and to have already beaten them at the RDS gives us another big confidence boost.
"We did not play particularly well, but we got the win and that is the mark of a team playing with confidence.
"I do think it will be a different type of game, though, and probably be more expansive. We just have to go to the RDS and play with more belief.
"But we are a young side and we are growing with every win and this was a huge one for us against a top English Premiership which is packed with world-class experience and talent."