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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.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 former Newport Gwent Dragons star will make his 100th appearance for the Ospreys in the PRO12 this weekend and he is looking to push-on after achieving that milestone.
"It's a big achievement however you look at it"he said.
"I'm really pleased to get there. It was only a month or so ago that I was looking at my appearances and realised I was getting pretty close so it's nice to get there. I got to 92 at the Dragons so I fell just short there, which makes it even nicer to complete the century at the Ospreys.
"The next target for me now is to maybe break through the 200 regional appearances barrier at some time this season, and having signed a new contract I want to take it on some way beyond that number.
"It's nice to be in a club where the fellow members are true Ospreys legends. Paul James tops the list on 168, and there a few who've just gone past 150 recently, but everybody there who has gone over 100 are boys who've shown good loyalty to the region."