ERC is aware of the statement issued by the LNR yesterday evening with regard to the French Clubs and next season’s Heineken Cup…

ERC’s six stakeholder nations are currently undergoing a process of reviewing and renegotiating the Paris Accord which is the agreement detailing the structure of the Heineken Cup and European Challenge Cup tournaments.  The current accord runs until July 2007.

The last stakeholders meeting took place in Dublin on Wednesday 10 January 2007 and following the meeting a draft document is being produced for consideration by all parties.

The next stakeholders’ meeting is scheduled for early February.