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Dylan Hartley Six Week Ban
Kath... (IP Logged)
14 December, 2016 18:04
England captain Dylan Hartley will be available for their opening fixture of the Six Nations against France after receiving a six-week ban for striking.

The 30-year-old caught flanker Sean O'Brien with a swinging arm during Northampton Saints' Champions Cup loss to Leinster on Friday and received the third red card of his career.

He has now been suspended for a total of 60 weeks.

England start their Six Nations title defence at Twickenham on 4 February.

Hartley, who pleaded guilty to the charge at an independent disciplinary hearing in London on Wednesday, is able to play again from 23 January.

 
Re: Dylan Hartley Six Week Ban
arquero (IP Logged)
15 December, 2016 11:25
I can see why some people are claiming that the ban, which means he will be available to play from the start of the 6N tournament, has resulted from RFU intervention.


What a noble gesture it would be if that particular body said they won't be considering him for selection for, at the very least, the start of that tournament. Not holding my breath on that one, though!


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