Here is the official information below from the IRB:
Following a review of broadcast footage, Armitage was cited by Independent Citing Commissioner Scott Nowland (AUS) under Law 10.4(e) for a dangerous tackle in the Rugby World Cup 2011 Pool B match against Scotland in Auckland on 1 October.
Armitage was suspended by Independent Judicial Officer Bruce Squire QC (NZL) in accordance with the Rugby World Cup 2011 Disciplinary process.
Having conducted a detailed review of all the evidence available, including all broadcast angles and additional evidence from the Player and submissions from his legal representative, the Judicial Officer deemed the offence to be lower end offending which has an entry point of two weeks. However, taking into account particular aspects of the offending which the Judicial Officer found justified a reduction from the proscribed entry point when taken into consideration with mitigating factors and the absence of aggravating factors, the Player was suspended for a period of one match.
The suspension takes effect immediately will run up to and include 8 October. He is free to resume playing on 9 October.
Martin Johnson made this statement after the result of the hearing: “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.”
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