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Hartley banned for eight weeks

Dylan Hartley has been banned for eight weeks Credit: Northampton Saints RFC

Northampton Saints and England hooker Dylan Hartley has been banned for eight weeks for biting an opponent

The RFU found him guilty of biting Ireland's Stephen Ferris during a Six Nations game earlier in March 2012.

The ban means he will be available for England's summer tour of South Africa, but will only play for Saints again this season if they reach the Aviva Premiership final.

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