Injury News: Armitage ruled out for 6-9 months

Pau’s Steffon Armitage faces up to nine months out after scans revealed he had ruptured his Achilles against Cardiff on Saturday.

The former England back-row suffered the injury during his side’s 16-10 defeat in Wales as they were denied a place in the European Challenge Cup final by the Blues.

Pau confirmed on Monday that further investigation into the issue had found a rupture which will keep him out for at least six months but his absence could stretch int 2019.

The Top 14 club are enduring a tough end to the season, having lost their last two domestic games as well to drop out of the playoff places.

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