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Saints forward faces disciplinary

Dylan Hartley
Dylan Hartley Credit: Nigel French / EMPICS Sport

It has been confirmed that Northampton and England forward Dylan Hartley is to face a disciplinary hearing.

It comes after he was cited for striking Ulster forward Rory Best with his arm during a Heineken Cup Pool 4 match on Friday 7 December. The European Rugby Cup said that details of the hearing date will be announced shortly.

Saints' star Foden "out for weeks"

Ben Foden
Saints' full-back Ben Foden Credit: PA

Northampton Saints say full-back Ben Foden is likely out be out for a number of weeks after being injured in last Friday's Aviva Premiership victory over Bath.

The club says Foden, 27, damaged his ankle ligaments and is due to see a specialist on Wednesday.

It means he may also miss England's autumn series of internationals which start in November.



Rugby club scoops £50,000 of Olympic funding

A Dunstable rugby club is celebrating after securing £50,000 funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund.

Dunstablians Rugby Club, which offers sport and social facilities to people within the local community, will use the cash to upgrade their clubhouse at Bidwell Park, Houghton Regis.

The Inspired Facilities fund is part of the £135m Places People Play legacy programme that is bringing the magic of a home Olympic and Paralympic Games into communities across the country.

Every sports facility that receives funding will carry the London 2012 Inspire mark.

The award will provide £50,000 towards the total project cost of £97,000. The club anticipates raising the remainder from corporate sponsorship and other fund raising efforts by its members.

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