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Dylan Hartley: England captain makes successful return to action after concussion lay-off

Dylan Hartley is back in contention for Northampton Saints. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Northampton Saints captain Dylan Hartley made a successful return to action on Friday night after missing a number of months with concussion.

The 32-year-old came on a second-half substitute in the Saints' 41-15 pre-season friendly win over Glasgow Warriors at Franklin's Gardens.

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Hartley hasn't played since he sustained a head injury in England's defeat to Ireland in the Six Nations back in March.

The injury forced him to miss England's summer tour of South Africa after specialists advised him to take a break from competitive rugby.