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.

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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