5 Feb 2009

Brothers set to take the field together for England

6:03 am on 5 February 2009

Steffon and Delon Armitage will become the ninth set of brothers to play for England when they take the field for Saturday's Six Nations opener at home to Italy.

And few will be able to match the physical and emotional journey which has taken them from Trinidad, via France, to Twickenham.

Steffon Armitage, a number eight, is set to make his Test debut this weekend after being named Tuesday at openside flanker following injuries to Michael Lipman, Lewis Moody and Tom Rees.

Fullback Delon, older by two years at 25-years-old, was one of the few England successes during their lacklustre November series where he made his debut against the Pacific Islanders.