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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
"We knew the second half would be torrid because they had the wind and they were going to try and change tactics to get down our end," added Cotter.
"Leicester are very strong up front and they've got very god variations between running and kicking and we knew we'd have to do a lot of defending. Defence was really the key word at half time. We made one error in that regard, allowing a halfback to get through and feed off to a player who scored. Suddenly the tables were turned and we were chancing the win again.
"There's a lot of a good things in our game, though. We've had some trouble exporting our performances away from home but today I thought there were things we can build on. Confidence is something we need to come away from here with even though we didn't get the win.
"The reason that we didn't get the win - when you look at it analytically - was that we didn't get out of our half well in the last 20 minutes and I don' think we controlled the end of the game very well either. That's something we will have to talk about if we want to win away in the future."