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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.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're extremely proud of the squad we've put together over the last few weeks," said Director of Rugby, Roberto Manghi. "We're still scouting to identify the last four players that will complete the Zebre roster. We're confident we will identify one hooker, one lock, one number eight and one utility back as soon as possible."
Zebre will play their first match on 2 August against Perpignan at the Aimé Giral stadium and then will take part in the "Challenge Vaquerin" against Dax on 5 August in Camares and Northampton Saints on 10 August in Milla.
Andrea DE MARCHI
Michael VAN VUREN
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