Rugby - Armitage handed lengthy ban

England international Delon Armitage has received an eight-week ban after being cited for a tip tackle in last weekend's Heineken Cup game between Toulon and Montpellier.

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Delon Armitage has been suspended for eight weeks

The suspension was announced by European Rugby Cup following Toulon full-back Armitage's appearance at a disciplinary hearing in Dublin.

Armitage, who has a poor disciplinary record, pleaded not guilty to the offence, but his suspension means he cannot play again until March 18, which is three weeks before Toulon's Heineken Cup quarter-final against Leicester.

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