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ERC search for final venue

European Rugby Cup are searching for a new host nation to stage the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals after the French Rugby Federation withdrew its application.

The FFR made the decision due to ongoing uncertainty over the availability of the Stade de France, although it had yet to officially the name the city or venue that would stage the event.

"The board of ERC will now seek proposals from the other participating nations in the tournaments and will aim to confirm the host city and venues by the end of June," read a statement released by ERC.

This season's finals were staged in Dublin with the Heineken Cup's showpiece taking place at the Aviva Stadium.

Twickenham, the Millennium Stadium and Murrayfield will be in the running to replace the Stade de France.


From Belfast Telegraph