London Irish centre Guy Armitage confirms Toulon move

Guy Armitage

London Irish centre Guy Armitage has confirmed he will join French side Toulon at the end of the season.

Armitage, 20, is the younger brother of London Irish full-back Delon and Toulon forward Steffon, and has played eight times for the Exiles this season.

Uncertainty surrounds the future of Delon, with Toulon set to complete a hat-trick of Armitage signings.

"Leaving London Irish after six years has been a really tough decision," Guy Armitage told the club website.

Guy, who represented England at the 2011 Junior World Championships, added: "I'd particularly like to thank Neal Hatley who has supported me without fail throughout my time here.

"It has been great working with him and Justin Bishop in the academy set-up at Sunbury.

"Moving to France for three years will be a huge challenge but one I feel I'm prepared to take on.

"The opportunity to develop further with Bernard Laporte - alongside Jonny Wilkinson, Matt Giteau and Mathieu Bastareaud - is one I felt I couldn't pass up."