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by gabriel on Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:08 pm

Surely the time has come for this serial offender to be sidelined - permanently? Given the record that he has, it is extremely likely that he will offend again. Yet the RFU seems to be ignoring the need for a precautionary approach and may be risking unacceptably the safety and wellbeing of other players by allowing Hartley to return to playing after six weeks. Does a player need to be permanently disabled before he is regarded as an unacceptable risk?
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Re: Hartley

by dom_pedro on Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:36 am

Eye gouging, biting, punching, verbal abuse, elbowing, head-butt and now the swinging arm is quite a rap sheet. I would have thought a much longer ban was appropriate to try to deter him from any future offences at least.

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This cruel country has driven me down, teased me and lied.
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My dreams have withered and died.
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