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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
He is expected to be out of action for two months, which will see him sidelined for this weekend's Round 4 return clash with The Tigers at Welford Road. He will also have to sit out the New Year matches against Aironi Rugby and Ulster Rugby.
Clermont currently top their Pool after making it 35 successive home wins last weekend and are one point ahead of Ulster and two ahead of Tigers. But all that could change this weekend if they fail to back up their home win over the two-time English champions.