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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Prop Iain Peel and lock Hugh Vyvyan both scored two tries as the Men in Black turned up the heat inside a freezing Kingston Park.
The first score of the day came after 19 minutes, team captain Vyvyan rounding off a good move by touching down in the corner, and, with Liam Botham's successful conversion, the Falcons were on their way.
After 29 minutes centre Phil Godman scored Newcastle's second try. He squeezed his way through the Treviso defence, and despite being tackled one metre out, his momentum took him over the try line to put the Falcons right back in the tie. When Botham curled his kick straight through the posts, Newcastle had a 14 point advantage.
Newcastle took the aggregate lead after 38 minutes when they scored their third try. Godman took hold of the ball on the Treviso 22, ran toward the left and dragged two defenders with him. He passed to Mark Wilkinson who found the gap created by Godman's clever run, and Wilkinson popped it inside to Vyvyan who scored under the posts. Botham's conversion made it 21-0 to Newcastle as the half drew to a close.
The second period saw Newcastle threatening the Italian line with increasing regularity, and they scored their fourth try after 65 minutes when a rolling maul close to the Treviso line led to Ian Peel touching down. Botham's conversion made the score 28-0.
The Newcastle forwards were completely dominant in the closing stages, another rolling maul shattered the Treviso defence, and Peel touched down for his second try of the afternoon, which Botham converted to give Newcastle a 35-0 advantage.
Treviso scored a late consolation try thanks to centre Gonzalo Canale - but Simon Mason's kick hit the upright, and bounced out to rub salt into Treviso wounds.
But Newcastle deserved their victory and will face fellow English side Saracens in the PARKER PEN CHALLENGE CUP quarter-finals.