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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
"Sometimes you just have to take it, shake hands and say well done," he told the Leicester Tigers website.
"Hats off to Ulster for the way they played, they played well and we just never got on to the front foot enough.
"It is a hard place to come to play. We struggled to get a foothold in the game and we struggled for field position.
"They took their chances and built their score. They defended very well, attacked the breakdown and, tonight, we couldn't cope with it. Ulster deserved their win and there was not a part of the game where we had dominance.
"Ulster came out of the blocks quickly but we got back into the game with a neat try. Unfortunately, we could never get hold o the ball for long enough to build pressure.
"With hindsight, this is our fourth game in 18 days and maybe that caught up with us. We had some key guys out but the side we had was good enough to put up a better show."
Ulster travel to Clermont Auvergne in their last pool match whilst the Tigers host Aironi at Welford Road on Saturday.