Armitage axed following arrest

LONDON IRISH full-back Delon Armitage yesterday became the latest victim of the Rugby Football Union’s new hardline approach to dealing with off-field indiscretions after he was axed from the England Saxons squad. The 28-year-old was arrested and detained overnight in Torquay following allegations of a nightclub altercation after Armitage featured in the Saxons’ victory over Irish Wolfhounds on Saturday.