Steffon Armitage sidelined for up to nine months

Date published: April 23 2018

Pau back-row Steffon Armitage will be sidelined for up to nine months out after rupturing his Achilles tendon against Cardiff in Challenge Cup action on Saturday.

Pau confirmed the news on Monday after the former England loose forward underwent scans to discover the extent of the problem.

It is bad news for Pau, who have just lost Colin Slade to injury and recently seen their season unravel having lost their last three games.

Their task does not get any easier as they visit the Top 14 leaders Montpellier in their next assignment.