Hartley has right of appeal

Dylan Hartley
Dylan Hartley Credit: PA Wires

Dylan Hartley has the right to appeal against his 11 week ban.

The Saints captain was sent off for allegedly calling referee Wayne Barnes a "f****** cheat" just before half-time in Leicester's 37-17 victory at Twickenham.

The RFU confirmed the suspension rules Hartley out of the Lions tour.


Northampton Saints' captain to miss Lions' tour

Dylan Hartley banned for 11 weeks after being found guilty of swearing at ref during Aviva Premiership final