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Delon Armitage banned for three weeks

first_img“The player’s record, and the fact that he had recently returned from a period of suspension, was an aggravating feature which warranted an increase in that suspension by one week. READING, ENGLAND – MARCH 26: Delon Armitage of London Irish makes his return during the Aviva Premiership match between London Irish and Exeter at Madejski Stadium on March 26, 2011 in Reading, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images) Repeat offender – Delon ArmitageDELON ARMITAGE of London Irish was this evening banned for three weeks for striking Northampton Saints’ Stephen Myler with his hand during the Aviva Premiership match at the Madejski Stadium on April 23.Armitage, who pleaded guilty, was suspended from May 4 to May 10 and May 24 to June 6 by an RFU Disciplinary Panel of Jeremy Summers (chair), Philip Evans and Peter Budge.Summers: “This offence was assessed at being at the low end of the scale of seriousness, and as such led to an entry point suspension of two weeks. “The overall suspension of three weeks will not apply between May 8 and 23 as the player will have no games in that period.“He is accordingly ineligible to play from May 4 to May 10 and May 24 to June 6, and will not be able to have any match day involvement during those periods.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more