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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Both sides scored one try each in the entertaining match with Joe McDonnell touching down for the Falcons on the 17th minute mark and Brive back row Ryno van der Merwe crossing the line 20 minutes into the second half as the French attempted to stage a come back. Falcons fly half Steve Jones was the difference between the two sides scoring five penalties and one conversion. The win was sealed for last season's semi-finalists with an 80th minute drop goal by full back Tom May.
Brive's second half fight back secured them a losing bonus point giving them 5 match points from two European outings.
Connacht and El Salvador will complete the Round 2 Pool 3 action tomorrow evening when they meet in Galway at the Show Grounds.