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Armitage brothers star for Irish


Delon Armitage

Delon Armitage

Delon Armitage

Delon Armitage returned from an eight-match suspension and took only 40 seconds to score the opening try as London Irish boosted their hopes of reaching the Aviva Premiership play-offs with a 39-17 win over Exeter.

Armitage's younger brother, flanker Steffon, weighed in with two tries, replacement hooker David Paice also touched down and winger Tom Homer kicked 19 points for the Exiles, now unbeaten at home since New Year's Day.

Exeter, who had won three of their previous four Premiership matches, replied with a try from prop Chris Budgen and four penalties from fly-half Gareth Steenson.