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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
'We haven't got much footage of Newcastle but I know they got a bit of a mauling by Harlequins and they will be determined to show their true qualities," said Hyardet.
"They have some great forwards - Mark Andrews, Garath Archer and the Tongan Epi Taione, who is particularly good at breaking the gainline.
'For us it is a huge opportunity to be able to play Newcastle Falcons. They are a good team in the Zurich Premiership and the home of the star of the World Cup Jonny Wilkinson.
"Playing away first means that by the time we play in Montferrand we will know what we have to do - to play out of our skins or repeat a good performance.
'Our objective this weekend is to produce a good performance in order to qualify at Montferrand the following week."