DELON ARMITAGE of London Irish has been summoned to appear at an RFU Disciplinary Hearing charged with conduct prejudicial to the interests of the Union and/or the Game contrary to Rule 5.12 of the Rules of the Rugby Football Union 2010-11.

Armitage is alleged to have pushed and used threatening and/or abusive and obscene language towards a Doping Control Officer from UK Anti-Doping during a routine test immediately after the Aviva Premiership game against Bath Rugby at the Madejski Stadium on January 1, 2011. The test was negative.

The Disciplinary Panel will meet at the Offices of The Judge Advocate General at the Royal Courts of Justice on Thursday, January 20 (4pm) and comprise RFU Disciplinary Officer Judge Jeff Blackett (chair), Peter Budge and Robert Horner.