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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.
I’m just amazed at this.. 6week? The mind really does boggle sometimes.. Major Major was clearly making the decision today https://t.co/GmXxTBuHkQ
— Gordon D’Arcy (@Gordonwdarcy) December 14, 2016
Dylan Hartley gets a pathetic six week ban for assaulting Sean O Brien, disgrace. It’s the year of the thug no doubt about it.
— Mathieu Norry (@Mathieunorry) December 14, 2016
— Martin Gillick (@MPGillick) December 14, 2016
I propose a new system whereby a week is added to a players ban for every previous ban.
So Dylan Hartley would’ve been banned for 13 weeks.
— Graham Love (@GLove39) December 14, 2016
— john conroy (@JC_DOP) December 14, 2016
— Brian doran (@briainodeorain) December 14, 2016
Did anyone really think Dylan Hartley would be banned for the Six Nations?
— Philip Egan (@PhilEganTodayFM) December 14, 2016
— Simon West (@sinlw) December 14, 2016