If you were to judge the England team on the basis of Steffon Armitage not playing, then one would have to reason that it is an incredibly deep squad of players, full of talent. Then you remember that they took a 37-year-old Nick Easter to the World Cup.
Armitage has proven himself to be one of the best backrows in the world over recent years, yet still, due to playing in France, continues to miss out on selection for the England squad.
The 30-year-old was in imperious form for Toulon on Saturday as the French side beat Bath to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup.
Armitage scored Toulon's first try on the game, giving George Ford's face a mashing along the way with a monster handoff. As mentioned in commentary, Armitage almost appears to shot-putt the England out-half.
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