England winger Delon Armitage receives one-match-ban for high tackle

Armitage will miss yet another England international due to ill disciplineEngland winger Delon Armitage has received a one-match-ban for a dangerous high tackle on Scotland full-back Chris Paterson on Saturday during England’s close run 16-12 victory.

Whilst the tackle was missed by officials at the game he was later cited for the incident and had pleaded guilty to the disciplinary panel. The result of pleading guilty means he shall only miss the France game this coming weekend but should England proceed past the quarter final stage he would available for selection once more.

It is likely that Martin Johnson will bring Sale Sharks winger Mark Cueto back into the action although the England manager did hint that Matt Banahan may have a part to play.

“It’s a shame to lose Delon as he has played well but these things happen and we have some quality wings in Mark Cueto and Matt Banahan to chose from,”

Whilst the England camp have 48 hours to appeal the disciplinary panels decision it is unlikely that they shall do so given the fact that Armitage has already pleaded guilty.

England meanwhile are still sweating on the fitness of Jonny Wilkinson and captain Mike Tindall for the crunch clash against France with Johnson adding they will be assessed after some light training.

“Both (Tindall and Wilkinson) are responding to treatment so we will just have to see where they are up to when we get back into weights and light training.”

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