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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.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 before the game what we had to achieve," said Wasps director of rugby Dai Young.
"We left it late to get the all important bonus-point to get the home draw and we got there in the end. We showed a lot of character and determination in the latter stages to get it and a home tie in the quarter-finals."
Young, who lifted the Amlin Cup with Cardiff Blues in 2009, was delighted to secure a home quarter-final but is more than aware of the threat Biarritz pose.
"We're capable of going all the way as is any team in the quarter-finals," added Young.
"You need a bit of luck and to be able to keep your best players on the field. I was lucky enough to do that when we won the Amlin at the Blues and it was a massive help.
"But we're not going to talk about winning the competition yet. We are focussed on a tough encounter with Biarritz, who are a good side.
"We've watched them quite a few times and know they have real quality. They're a typical French side and you don't always know what to expect.
"On their day they're capable of playing quite scintillating rugby but on others can blow cold. But in the latter stages of a competition in this we expect them to be very tough.
"It gives us something to look forward to and hopefully we can get a big home crowd. It's far easier to win at home - at this stage of the competition it's quite rare for a team to go away and get the victory.
"We have the advantage there but still have a job to do."