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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
And Baber conceded Cardiff had little response to an emphatic display from the cup holders at the Aviva Stadium.
He said: "Leinster are a smart and physical side who were better at creating and managing pressure. At half-time we wanted to restore some pride but in the end we were out-classed."
Cardiff were hit by a string of injuries ahead of this tie, including the loss of Jamie Roberts and Sam Warburton, and the weaknesses told.
Leigh Halfpenny handed them a second-minute lead but Leinster struck back through Rob Kearney, twice, Isa Nacewa and Brian O'Driscoll as well as 14 points from the boot of Jonathan
Captain Xavier Rush said: "Reaching the last eight in Europe is an achievement in itself but we wanted to impose ourselves more than we did. We were beaten by a better team, there's no other way around it.
"We couldn't get any rhythm to our game in the first half. Leinster put us under a lot of pressure and we couldn't put any back."