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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Wallaby legend Matthew Burke opened the scoring with a try in the 18th minute and backrower Eni Gesinde's effort five minutes later gave the Falcons a 14-0 lead they were never going to relinquish.
A yellow card to hooker Tony Testa didn't help the visitors, and Burke's second try on the half-hour mark handed Newcastle a 21-0 lead at halftime.
Winger Tom May supplied the bonus-point try and Falcons director of rugby Joh Fletcher cleared his bench with the game won. Backrower Brent Wilson completed the rout with a try in the dying minutes, and fly-half Toby Flood retained his perfect record with a fifth conversion.