This is not the first time Northampton captain Dylan Hartley has been suspended.
Hartley's disciplinary record is long and includes incidents of eye-gouging, biting and punching, as detailed here:
- April 2007 - Banned for 26 weeks for eye-gouging Wasps forwards James Haskell and Jonny O'Connor.
- March 2012 - Banned for eight weeks for biting Ireland forward Stephen Ferris in a Six Nations match.
- December 2012 - Banned for two weeks for punching Ulster hooker Rory Best in a Heineken Cup match.
- May 2013 - Sent off in the Aviva Premiership final and banned for 11 weeks after being found guilty of verbally abusing a match official.
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