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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.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 are disappointed, but it was difficult to play in these conditions," said Azam.
"It was good to get the bonus-point and hopefully we didn't pick up to many injuries ahead of our next game.
"We really want to progress in this competition and we have a good chance to. Next week will be important but we will go out, give it our best shot as we really want to qualify.
"We knew Newcastle would be a really tough team especially at home.
"They worked very hard for each other and it was a tough game and in these conditions anyone could have come away with the win."
The former Gloucester hooker made over 70 European appearances in his career and after making a losing return to England he is determined to reverse the outcome next weekend.
"It's is good to be back in England and see some familiar faces but I'm not enjoying the weather," he added.
"It will be tough next weekend but we are going all out for the win and will throw everything at it."