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Steffon Armitage

Born: September 2, 1985 (age 36)

Weight: 16st 3lb (103kg)

Hometown: San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

Position: No. 8
Team: Toulon
Toulon's flanker Steffon Armitage celebrates after scoring a try despite a tackle by Llanelli Scarlets' wing Michael Tagicakibau during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Toulon and Llanelli Scarlets at the Mayol stadium in Toulon, southeaster
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Sports Mole has 36 articles about Steffon Armitage. Articles 1 to 36:
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Stuart Barnes: 'England need Steffon Armitage'
Stuart Barnes claims that England need to replace Chris Robshaw with Steffon Armitage at openside flanker, if they are to succeed over the next four years.
Nov 22, 15:17
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New England head coach Eddie Jones will not change RFU's overseas rule
New England head coach Eddie Jones says that he will not change the RFU's rule about the non-selection of overseas-based players.
Nov 20, 13:44
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Steve Thompson: 'Steffon Armitage not good enough for England'
Steffon Armitage would have made no difference to England's fate at the Rugby World Cup, according to Steve Thompson.
Oct 7, 17:00
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Ali Williams blasts England for overlooking Steffon Armitage
Steffon Armitage should have been included in England's Rugby World Cup squad, says ex-New Zealand star Ali Williams.
Aug 25, 03:03
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Jonny Wilkinson: 'Steffon Armitage is in the right place'
Former England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson insists that Steffon Armitage is right to sacrifice his international career by staying at Toulon.
May 14, 02:21
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Lawrence Dallaglio backs England overseas rule
Former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio backs the rule that prevents overseas-based players from representing Stuart Lancaster's side.
May 13, 13:15
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Martin Johnson: 'Overseas players know the rules'
Former England captain and head coach Martin Johnson backs the rule not to select players based overseas for the World Cup.
May 13, 12:51
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Martin Corry urges Stuart Lancaster to ignore Steffon Armitage
Stuart Lancaster should not activate the 'exceptional circumstances' clause, says Martin Corry.
May 12, 05:36
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Nick Abendanon named European Player of the Year
Clermont Auvergne full-back Nick Abendanon is named European Player of the Year.
May 5, 17:07
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Result: Toulon beat Clermont Auvergne to win their third European title in a row
Toulon defeat Clermont Auvergne 24-18 to clinch their third European crown.
May 2, 18:57
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Matt Giteau: 'Steffon Armitage should be in England squad'
Matt Giteau claims that "eighth wonder of the world" Steffon Armitage should be going to the World Cup with England.
Apr 30, 03:59
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Drew Mitchell: "Naive" England should select Steffon Armitage in latest squad
Drew Mitchell is adamant that Toulon teammate Steffon Armitage should be included in England's World Cup squad, despite fears from certain Red Rose players.
Apr 29, 11:47
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Nick Abendanon hoping to get England call
Nick Abendanon admits that his chances of an England call-up are now slim following his move to Clermont Auvergne, but he remains hopeful of representing his country.
Apr 20, 11:31
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Tom Youngs unhappy with overseas-based players being selected for England
Tom Youngs believes that selecting overseas-based players for England duty will potentially have a negative effect on the squad's chemistry.
Apr 8, 22:52
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Brian Moore calls on England to recall Steffon Armitage
Steffon Armitage should be included in England's World Cup squad, says former hooker Brian Moore.
Mar 30, 03:18
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Toulon's Steffon Armitage contests assault charge, but 'regrets drinking'
Toulon's Steffon Armitage contests the assault charge against him, but admits to being drunk during an incident that reportedly left a 30-year-old tennis coach injured.
Feb 11, 09:39
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Toulon confirm Steffon Armitage arrest
Toulon say that they will take whatever action is necessary after confirming that Steffon Armitage has been held in police custody on suspicion of assault.
Jan 29, 12:30
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Result: Toulon score eight tries as they hammer Ulster
Steffon Armitage scores a hat-trick as Toulon thrash Ulster 60-22 in the European Champions Cup.
Jan 17, 17:14
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Kyran Bracken: 'England must use Steffon Armitage'
Former England international Kyran Bracken believes that Toulon flanker Steffon Armitage needs to be called up to the national team as soon as possible.
Nov 19, 13:37
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Bryan Habana: 'England are wrong not to pick Steffon Armitage'
South Africa winger Bryan Habana claims that England are making a mistake by not picking Steffon Armitage.
Nov 13, 04:36
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Lewis Moody backs Chris Robshaw over England captaincy
Former England flanker Lewis Moody believes that Chris Robshaw is the right man to captain the team.
Oct 28, 17:18
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Result: Toulon off to winning start in Champions Cup
Toulon kick off their European Rugby Champions Cup campaign with a 28-18 win against Scarlets at the Stade Mayol.
Oct 19, 17:07
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Bath head coach Mike Ford rules out Steffon Armitage arrival
Bath head coach Mike Ford admits that the club has probably missed out on signing Toulon flanker Steffon Armitage.
Oct 14, 15:18
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Steffon Armitage move to Bath breaks down?
Toulon flanker Steffon Armitage's move to Bath is understood to have broken down.
Oct 14, 13:05
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Steffon Armitage could move to Bath or Saracens to boost World Cup hopes
Toulon flanker Steffon Armitage is close to sealing a move back to the Aviva Premiership to either Bath or Saracens to boost his England World Cup chances.
Oct 14, 05:05
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Report: Aviva Premiership salary cap expected to increase
Premiership Rugby are believed to be close to announcing an increased salary cap that intends to make sure England do not lose their best players to other leagues.
Sep 16, 01:13
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Interview: Former England flanker Neil Back
Sports Mole speaks with former England and Leicester Tigers flanker Neil Back at the Aviva Premiership final.
Jun 2, 16:38
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Stuart Lancaster hints at Steffon Armitage World Cup inclusion
England head coach Stuart Lancaster hints at the possibility of Steffon Armitage being considered for a place in the 2015 Rugby World Cup squad.
May 26, 22:23
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Steffon Armitage signs new Toulon deal
Toulon flanker Steffon Armitage signs a new three-year contract with the French club.
Nov 13, 17:25
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Steffon Armitage cleared of doping charges
Toulon flanker Steffon Armitage is cleared of doping charges by the French Rugby Federation.
Nov 8, 20:24
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Report: Steffon Armitage cleared of doping charges
Toulon flanker Steffon Armitage is reportedly cleared of doping charges in France.
Nov 8, 19:24
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Steffon Armitage to wait for failed drugs test decision
Toulon flanker Steffon Armitage is told that he will have to wait until next week to find out if he is banned for failing a drugs test at the end of last season.
Oct 26, 20:51
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Jonny Wilkinson backs Toulon teammate Steffon Armitage for England call-up
Jonny Wilkinson says that "world-class" Steffon Armitage should play internationals.
Oct 23, 20:38
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Steffon Armitage: 'Toulon want to be European contenders'
Toulon flanker Steffon Armitage reveals that his side wants to be considered 'top contenders' to win this year's Heineken Cup.
Oct 22, 00:31
Jonny Wilkinson kicks for Toulon
Result: Jonny Wilkinson kicks Toulon to Heineken Cup victory
Toulon take victory in a close contest with Cardiff Blues.
Oct 21, 15:20
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Steffon Armitage takes banned substance for pain relief
Former England flanker Steffon Armitage tests positive for a banned substance, according to reports.
Jul 26, 11:25

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