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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
And at a RFU Disciplinary hearing this evening the panel imposed a five week suspension, which will allow Armitage to return to action on December 9.
At the same hearing he was also suspended for three weeks for striking Dave Attwood with his knee and that suspension will run concurrently with the longer penalty.
The suspension rules Armitage out of London Irish's Heineken Cup games against Edinburgh on Saturday and away to Cardiff Blues the following week.