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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.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 Exiles, who reached the Heineken Cup semi-finals in 2008, are currently third in Pool 2, two points behind Edinburgh, but need a victory to keep them in touching distance of Pool leaders Cardiff Blues.
Racing, who would have been one of the favourites to qualify from the Pool and are in only their second season in the tournament, have still to register a victory during this campaign.
The French side are now playing for pride and have only won two games in Europe and they will be looking to add to those victories and could still have a bearing on who qualifies for the knockout stages.
|17/12/11||London Irish||19 - 25||Racing Métro 92||7,011|
|10/12/11||Racing Métro 92||14 - 34||London Irish||8,112|