magazine-issue
generic hexagon

Hartley out of Lions tour


  • 26 May 2013

Dylan Hartley will miss the British & Irish Lions tour after getting an 11-week ban for calling referee Wayne Barnes a 'f**king cheat' in the English Premiership final.

The hooker pleaded not guilty to the charge at a disciplinary hearing on Sunday, insisting that the comment was directed at his opposite number Tom Youngs and not Barnes.

However, the panel found him guilty and determined that this offence was mid-range on the scale of seriousness. An entry level suspension for such an offence is 12 weeks of which one week was removed due to Harltey's good conduct at the hearing.

Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

0 Comments
latest-articles
Stephen Saad (chairman), Gary Teichmann and John Smit

Teichmann can turn Sharks around

Gary Teichmann's appointment as Sharks CEO is a sensible one, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.

The Lions celebrate Ruan Combrinck's try

Lions marry brains with brawn

The Lions will be genuine title contenders following a quarter-final performance that exuded as much intensity as it did intelligence, writes JON CARDINELLI.

The Lions celebrate a try

Lions look like champions

The Lions were ruthless in smashing the Crusaders at Ellis Park, writes MARK KEOHANE in Business Day.

You may also like

0 Comments
Get our daily email update. Subscribe to the SA Rugby magazine newsletter: