18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
The Presidents of the two clubs, Marcel Dagrenat (Perpignan) and Reni Bouscatel (Toulouse) made representations to the ERC to have the final switched to a more convenient venue for French supporters. Those suggested were Marseilles and Barcelona, both of which have stadia that can hold 60,000.
However, ERC turned down the requests insisting the match will go ahead at Lansdowne Road.