The Rugby World Reacts To Dylan Hartley’s Six Week Ban


Dylan Hartley has learned his fate following today’s hearing.

The England captain was cited for his swinging arm tackle on Sean O’Brien in Northampton’s game with Leinster on Friday. The hooker was only on the pitch for a few minutes when the challenge occurred and received a red card for the offence.

After a lengthy hearing today Hartley has received a ban of just six weeks for the incident, despite his poor disciplinary record. The ban sees him clear to play in the 2017 RBS Six Nations for England.


This latest ban brings Hartley’s total amount of time suspended up to a staggering 60 weeks for seven different incidents. In the wake of the decision the rugby world has reacted to the length of his ban, and it’s safe to say- he got off lightly.

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