Guy Armitage crosses codes to sign for London

Drew Darbyshire

Former rugby union centre Guy Armitage has joined London with immediate effect on a deal until the end of the 2020 season.

The 27-year-old has made 97 professional appearances in rugby union for London Irish, London Welsh, London Scottish, Toulon, Wasps and Ealing Trailfinders.

Armitage – who is the brother of England rugby union internationals Delon and Steffon Armitage – earned four caps for England at Under-20s level in the 15-aside code.

London coach Danny Ward said: “Guy has impressed in his short time with the club and we are excited about having him on board.

“His attitude to training and learning has been great and we have seen big improvements already on the field. He’s a big human being and comfortable anywhere in the outside-backs.”

Armitage added: “I’d like to thank everyone for the huge support they have given me in what’s been an exciting career change, even if not a change of scenery!

“The last couple of months trialling with London Broncos has been a tough but enjoyable experience.

“Thanks to Danny Ward for giving me the opportunity to get to grips with Rugby League and allowing me to train with the Broncos first-team. The players and coaching staff have been very welcoming and I am now excited for what’s to come.”

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