"Why he's thought of as good, not great" - 4 England internationals who 'failed' with the Lions - Page 2 of 4 - Ruck

“Why he’s thought of as good, not great” – 4 England internationals who ‘failed’ with the Lions

#3. Dylan Hartley (England) – 2013

  • Major teams Northampton Saints, England
  • Position Hooker

In May 2013 Hartley was sent off in the Aviva Premiership final against Leicester and banned for 11 weeks after being found guilty of verbally abusing a match official.

Despite already being photographed in full kit and names in the squad, this act cost Hartley his place in the 2013 British and Irish Lions tour to Australia. He would never go on a Lions tour before retiring.

DID YOU KNOW? Hartley was born one of three boys (his brothers are Blair and Alex) in Rotorua, a largely rural area in northern New Zealand

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