Double Heineken Cup champions Leicester Tigers have been given a double family boost with Tom and Ben Youngs both agreeing new long-term contracts with the club.
The 2001 and 2002 champions of Europe, who are battling with four-times tournament winners Toulouse, the Ospreys and Benetton Treviso for automatic qualification to the knock-out stages as Pool 2 winners, face Italian flag bearers Treviso in next month's key back-to-back contests.
Tom, 25, has established himself in the Tigers front row this season and gained his first England caps during the autumn internationals, while 23-year-old Ben has just passed 100 appearances for the club to go with 26 international appearances.
Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill said: "It is excellent news that both Tom and Ben have agreed new deals with us. They are both very important to the club.
"They have grown up in a Leicester Tigers family, their dad Nick played for the club, they know the history of this place and they have come all the way through the Academy system here before establishing themselves as key first-team players."
Scrum-half Ben Youngs made his Tigers debut as a 17-year-old in February 2007 and has played in four Premiership Finals with the club.
Tom made his club debut as a centre in December 2006 before being converted to hooker.
"Ben and Tom both have an excellent attitude to their work," added Cockerill.
"They are the kind of players we want to build the club around for the future and we look forward to their continued development in the Tigers squad over the years to come."
ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Following an investigation by ERC Disciplinary Officer, Roger O'Connor, into the registration of the London Welsh player, Tyson Keats, for the 2012/13 Amlin Challenge Cup, a misconduct complaint has been made against London Welsh.
Jonny Wilkinson (Toulon) has been named ERC European Player of the Year 2013. The prestigious award crowns an outstanding season for the out-half who led the French club to a dramatic Heineken Cup final victory over ASM Clermont Auvergne at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.