Yeah - I thought of that, but Palmer of Stade Francais was selected. I wasn't thinking about Armitage for the test team: just to get into the squad and have somebody different from the Borg of backrow notters on the assembly line for later on. He would have gotten leave from the Toulon club to attend the England training sessions. The Top14 final is on the same day as the 1st test but he could have played in the two midweek games after that. If Toulon didn't make the final, there would hardly be a problem. Lancaster has made a few brave selection decisions; I thought that this could have been another one. .