18 May, 15:44
It's down to the wire now for the five contenders who have been shortlisted for the ultimate individual accolade in northern hemisphere rugby, ERC European Player of the Year 2013.
"I cannot wait to get back to Newcastle," he told the Newcastle Chronicle.
"It is a place I still love, and we made a lot of great friends in Newcastle.
"I always loved the rugby up there, the people, the city and the surf, although it might be a bit cold for that sort of caper over the weekend."
Newcastle kicked their European campaign off with victories over Lyon at Kingston Park and Petrarca Padova in northern Italy in the opening rounds of the competition back in November.
Likewise Toulon collected nine points from their two victories over the same opposition, so both sides go into the tie with their 100% records on the line.