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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.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 31-year-old, capped 68 times by his country, is the first of what is expected to be several signings over the summer as the Falcons Director of Rugby, Rob Andrew, goes about strengthening his squad in preparation for the club's return to the Heineken Cup next season.
Charvis himself has plenty of Heineken Cup experience having represented Swansea in each of their six seasons in the tournament. He moved to France last season following the restructuring of the Welsh game and his subsequent failure to secure a contract with one of the newly formed super clubs.
The signing is good news for Welsh rugby with the knowledge that one of their most gifted and influential players will be once again playing top class European rugby when the Heineken Cup kicks-off again this October.