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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Lyon are currently third in Pool 2 and are behind leaders Newcastle and fellow French side Toulon. Petrarca are still looking for their first win in this season's Amlin Challenge Cup.
Toulon v Newcastle Falcons
(Saturday December 17)
Toulon will be looking for revenge when they host Premiership outfit Newcastle Falcons in the return game of the 'double-header' between the two sides at the Stade Felix-Mayol.
The French side suffered a 6-3 defeat to the Falcons last week but need a victory over the English side to keep their hopes of a quarter-finals place in this season's tournament alive.
Toulon, who were beaten finalists in the Amlin Challenge Cup in 2010, know a win in this top of the table clash will put the French side in pole position for the final two games in Pool 2.