Armitage cited for dangerous tackle
Delon Armitage's Rugby World Cup future is in doubt after he was cited for a "dangerous high tackle" on Scotland's Chris Paterson.
The England back has been called to appear before a disciplinary hearing in Auckland on Monday, starting at 1am BST.
The offence carries a guideline suspension of between two and 10 weeks, or matches in the World Cup context.
Armitage was cited for the challenge on Paterson in England's 16-12 victory over Scotland.
England play France in the quarter-finals next Saturday.
Armitage appeared to catch Paterson high with his shoulder, leaving the Scotland full-back requiring treatment.
France also have a player in hot water after centre Fabrice Estebanez was cited for a dangerous tip tackle in Les Bleus' shock defeat by Tonga.
Estebanez's hearing is also scheduled for Monday and if found guilty he will miss the quarter-final clash with England.