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Apr
2017
Thursday 20th
posted by Morning Star in Sport

Dylan Hartley is set to lead England to Argentina in June after being overlooked yesterday for the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand.

Hartley was the biggest-name omission from the 41-man party announced by Warren Gatland, paving the way for the Northampton hooker to take the helm against the Pumas when Eddie Jones names his squad today.

Jones previously stated he may look to rest some of his senior players if they miss out on Lions selection but Steve Borthwick has indicated that Hartley will be present for the two Tests.

“I know Dylan will be very disappointed not to be selected,” said Borthwick, speaking in his capacity as Lions forwards coach — a role he also performs for England.

“He’ll have an England tour to Argentina to work towards.

“He’ll undoubtedly be very, very disappointed, but what’s struck me is how resilient he is.”




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