Steffon Armitage rugby player
Steffon Armitage rugby player

Steffon Armitage

20th Sep 1985 1.75m/103kg Openside Flanker

Steffon is known for his abrasive, powerful play as well as his effectiveness at the ruck. Born in Trinidad and raised in the South of France, Armitage has, at the time of writing, 5 caps for England. He began his career at Saracens in 2004 but earned only 5 capes in two seasons.

In 2006 he made the move to London Irish where he earned 134 caps and scoring 135 points in the process. In 2011 he made a move to Toulon, which put him out of contention to play for England. At the time of writing, he has amassed 124 caps for Toulon and become a household name in the process after some phenomenal performances.

In July 2012, Armitage was provisionally suspended for abnormal drug test results, but was cleared to play all the games of the new season with Toulon, both in the Top 14 and Heineken Cup.

Armitage had been named 2013–14 ERC European Player of the Year in May 2014. The following year, Armitage won a third European title with RC Toulon, and was again on the shortlist for European player of the year, but didn't win the title.

He was announced to be released from his Toulon contract at the end of the 2016 season where he went on to join Pau and play for a further 3 seasons in the Top 14

In July 2019 he made the move to Major League Rugby where he joined the San Diego Legion

Career

San Diego Legion logo San Diego Legion
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2019 - present
TamponBOPB_2007grand014349 Biarritz Olympique
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2019 - present
saracens Saracens
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2004 - 2006
london-irish London Irish
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2006 - 2011
england England
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2009 - 2011
ultimateRugby World XV
No. 8
2014 - 2015
toulon_rugby_logo RC Toulon
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2011 - 2016
Barbarians_Logo Barbarians
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2017 - 2017
Section-Paloise Pau
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2016 - 2019