June 18

Dylan Hartley out of Lions tour after allegedly swearing at Wayne Barnes

first_imgSunday May 26, 2013 Dylan Hartley out of Lions tour after allegedly swearing at Wayne Barnes Dylan Hartley will not go on the British & Irish Lions to Australia after he was sent off during the Aviva Premiership Final for allegedly calling referee Wayne Barnes a ‘f*cking cheat’. He has the right to appeal the 11 week ban handed out to him.ADVERTISEMENTIt was a dramatic and confusing end to the first half at Twickenham, as Stephen Myler kicked the ball out on the full after misunderstanding what Barnes had actually said.A few minutes prior Hartley had been spoken to for the way he addressed the referee, and from the ensuing scrum after Myler’s mistake, the Northampton Saints hooker allegedly swore at Barnes.Coach Jim Mallinder said that the 27-year-old Saints hooker was directing his jibe towards Tigers hooker Tom Youngs, after a penalty was awarded to Leicester at the scrum.“I asked Dylan at half-time and I’ve just asked him again ‘what happened? What did you say?’ He said he was talking to Tom Youngs,” explained Mallinder.“If you talk like that to a player I wouldn’t expect anything to happen. Clearly, Wayne Barnes has believed Dylan has spoken to him. I support Dylan. He is my captain. If he says he wasn’t speaking to the referee and he was speaking to a player on the floor I can only support what he says.”A three man disciplinary-panel ruled that Hartley was guilty of a mid-range offence.ADVERTISEMENTJudge Jeff Blackett said: “We cannot get around the fact that Wayne Barnes was certain that Mr Hartley’s comments were directed at him. Wayne Barnes said that if he had had any doubt in his mind, then he would have given the player the benefit of the doubt.“In terms of sanction, calling a referee a cheat is an attack on his integrity and contrary to the core values of rugby and therefore we have taken a serious view and provided a serious sanction.”Hartley pleaded not guilty and has the right to appeal, but Rory Best has been called up. “Despite the circumstances we should congratulate Rory, who will join the squad tomorrow and fly with us to Hong Kong,” said Lions tour manager Andy Irvine.The Tigers went on to win 37-17 despite a valiant fight back from fourteen-man Saints.ADVERTISEMENTView the match highlights | View the full matchUPDATE: The video below is now updated to include a close up slow-mo replay of the incident  Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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