Armitage suspended for eight weeks

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:10
Large delonarmitagetoulon Large jeanfrancoismontauriolrovigo

Toulon fullback Delon Armitage has been suspended for eight weeks for a tip tackle on Montpellier No.15 Pierre Bérard.

Toulon fullback Delon Armitage has been suspended for eight weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin on Thursday.

Armitage received the lengthy ban for his tip tackle on Montpellier fullback Pierre Bérard during the first half of the European Cup match at Stade Yves du Manoir last Saturday.

Under the new ‘IRB Sanctions for Foul Play’ table which was introduced this season, the entry point for sanctions for tip tackles was increased.

Judicial Officer Robert Williams (Wales) heard evidence and submissions from Armitage, who pleaded not guilty, from Toulon team manager Tom Whitford and from the club’s legal counsel, Sam Jones. Williams also heard submissions from ERC Disciplinary Officer, Roger O’Connor.

Williams upheld the citing complaint and found that Armitage had committed an intentional tip tackle. He determined that the act was in the mid range of the IRB’s sanctioning regime (eight weeks) and in line with the IRB’s memorandum on deterring tip tackles and taking into account the player’s previous disciplinary record, he added a further two weeks.

Due to Armitage’s remorse and his good conduct during the hearing, Williams deducted two weeks before imposing a suspension of eight weeks.

Armitage will be free to play on Monday, March 18.

Also on Thursday, Rovigo centre Joe van Niekerk was suspended for five weeks for a tip tackle during last Thursday’s European Challenge Cup match against Perpignan at Stade Aimé Giral.

Van Niekerk’s team mate Jean Francois Montauriol’s hearing, for his alleged stamping or trampling on Perpignan lock Guillaume Vilaceca, was adjourned until Friday. 

* Meanwhile Racing Metro forward, Antoine Battut (No.6), has been suspended for twoweeks, following a red card issued during the Euro Cup Pool One, Round Six match against Munster last Sunday.

Battut was shown a red card by referee Wayne Barnes (England) in the fifth minute of the match for an alleged strike with the knee on an opponent in contravention of Law 10.4(a) of the IRB's Laws of the Game.

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 27 April 2018
Hurricanes v Sunwolves 07h35 Wellington
Stormers v Rebels 13h00 Newlands
Leicester Tigers v Newcastle Falcons 18h45 Welford Road
Sat, 28 April 2018
Reds v Lions 05h05 Suncorp Stadium
Blues v Jaguares 07h35 Eden Park
Brumbies v Crusaders 09h45 Canberra
Kings v Cheetahs 13h00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks 14h00 Sandy Park
Worcester Warriors v Harlequins 14h00 Sixways
Gloucester v Bath 14h00 Kingsholm
Connacht v Leinster 14h05 Sportsground
Dragons v Scarlets 14h05 Rodney Parade
Bulls v Highlanders 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
Treviso v Zebre 16h00 Stadio Monigo
Cardiff Blues v Ospreys 16h35 Cardiff Arms Park
Munster v Ulster 16h35 Thomond Park
Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors 18h35 Myreside
Sun, 29 April 2018
London Irish v Saracens 14h00 Madejski Stadium
Wasps v Northampton Saints 14h00 Ricoh Arena
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 22 April 2018
Racing Metro v Munster 27 | 22
Brumbies v Jaguares 20 | 25
Sat, 21 April 2018
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors 36 | 15
Zebre v Ospreys 37 | 14
Sharks v Stormers 24 | 17
Leinster v Scarlets 38 | 16
Bulls v Rebels 28 | 10
Reds v Chiefs 12 | 36
Crusaders v Sunwolves 33 | 11
Fri, 20 April 2018
Waratahs v Lions 0 | 29
Blues v Highlanders 16 | 34
Sun, 15 April 2018
Saracens v Bath 41 | 6
London Irish v Exeter Chiefs 5 | 45
Sat, 14 April 2018
Leinster v Treviso 15 | 17
Kings v Cardiff Blues 12 | 45
EUROPEAN CUP
MORE LOGS
Pool 1
Team P W D L Pts
La Rochelle 6 4 0 2 20
Wasps 6 3 0 3 17
Ulster 6 4 0 2 17
Harlequins 6 1 0 5 7
Pool 2
Team P W D L Pts
Clermont Auvergne 6 5 0 1 22
Saracens 6 3 1 2 18
Ospreys 6 2 1 3 15
Northampton Saints 6 1 0 5 6
Pool 3
Team P W D L Pts
Leinster 6 6 0 0 27
Exeter Chiefs 6 3 0 3 15
Montpellier 6 2 0 4 13
Glasgow Warriors 6 1 0 5 7
Pool 4
Team P W D L Pts
Munster 6 4 1 1 21
Racing Metro 6 4 0 2 19
Castres 6 2 1 3 12
Leicester Tigers 6 1 0 5 7
Pool 5
Team P W D L Pts
Scarlets 6 4 0 2 21
Toulon 6 4 0 2 19
Bath 6 4 0 2 18
Treviso 6 0 0 5 4