Friday, 27 May 2016
Lost in France
“Armitage for England” calls from the English rugby media have been something of a regular thing during Armitage's successful 5 year stint at Toulon, despite the RFU’s clear stipulation throughout that players must play their club rugby in England to be eligible for international selection.
By choosing, once again, not to come back to England, Armitage will effectively be saying that he has absolutely no intention of trying to prove himself worthy of a place in the England squad - in reality making it clear once and for all that he has no desire to play for his country.
Much better for him to rely on the myth that he that he is the best openside flanker England never had…