France to host 2014 European finals

France will host the 2014 Heineken and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, tournament organisers ERC have announced.

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The venues and precise dates for both games have yet to be confirmed, but they will be played on the weekend of May 23-25.

Next season marks the end of the current accord governing the two tournaments with stakeholders in negotiation over changes to the structure of European competition.

If the English clubs and teams from the RaboDirect Pro12 fail to reconcile their differences, the 2013-14 campaign could be the last Heineken Cup of its type.

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