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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
The ex-Pau forward had already been suspended by his club, and the six-week punishment was imposed by a Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel in London.
Faure will be available to play again on 18 December but Sale will play Pool 1 oppontes Castre twice before that date.
The European Challenge Cup champions Sale travel to Castre in Round 3 on Friday 9 December and host the former European Shield champions on Friday, 16 December in Round 4.