Delon’s demons surface again

Perennial offender Delon Armitage has been suspended from the England Saxons team following his arrest on suspicion of assault.

The England back was reportedly involved in an altercation at a nightclub and subsequently detained.

An RFU statement read: ‘We take issues surrounding the behaviour of England players very seriously and as such have decided to suspend Delon from the Saxons EPS pending the result of the police inquiry. We will then consider if further action is appropriate under the EPS Code of Conduct.’

Armitage, omitted from England’s Six Nations squad, endured a torrid 2011 thanks to his impetuous actions. He missed the 2011 Six Nations through suspension after pushing a doping official. He earned a three-week suspension in May for punching while playing for London Irish and was ruled out of the World Cup quarter-final against France for a high tackle. November saw Armitage banned for five weeks for a dangerous tackle and striking with his knee in a club match.