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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Freddie Burns, Gloucester's impressive young fly-half, slotted over 26 points with the boot in his side's 31-26 victory over Bordeaux-Begles at the Stade Andre Moga on Friday night.
The Cherry and Whites have the added incentive of trying to keep their impressive unbeaten run in the Amlin Challenge Cup Pool stages at they prepare for the knockout stages of the competition.
The English Premiership outfit face Mont de Marsan at Kingsholm in their final Pool game but will be wary of the fact the French side held them to a narrow 11-6 victory in France in the first Pool game between the two sides.
Mont de Marsan, Bordeaux-Begles and London Irish only have pride to play for in the final round of games in this Pool, but Bordeaux-Begles will be looking to get their first win in this season's European campaign.
The French side travel to face London Irish at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday to face a Premiership side which is still trying to find some form to take into their domestic campaign.