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Bath pair face RFU hearing tonight after being cited

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: September 25, 2012

Bath centre Dan Hipkiss

Bath centre Dan Hipkiss

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Bath's Michael Claassens and Dan Hipkiss will appear at a Rugby Football Union disciplinary hearing after being cited following their Premiership game at London Irish.

Centre Hipkiss has been charged for an alleged tip tackle on back row Jamie Gibson during Irish's 29-22 win at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday.

Scrum-half Claassens has been cited for allegedly kicking lock Matthew Garvey.

The cases will be heard by an RFU panel chaired by His Honour Judge Jeff Blackett in Bristol this evening.

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London Irish have re-signed centre Guy Armitage on loan from Toulon for the remainder of the season.

Armitage left the Exiles at the end of last season to join his brothers Delon and Steffon at the Top 14 side. But following serious injury to Joe Ansbro and a delay in the arrival of Setaimata Sa Irish need reinforcements.

"I was keen for Guy to stay on when I arrived back at London Irish so I am delighted he has re-joined us," director of rugby Brian Smith said.

"Guy's development at Toulon was always going to be in stages and it makes sense in season one to come back for first team game time and continue his development."

Armitage, who played nine times for London Irish – including four Premiership games, made his debut, alongside Steffon, in the 39-14 loss to Sale in the LV= Cup in 2010.

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