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Hartley

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:08 pm
by gabriel
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?
http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/38323316

Re: Hartley

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:36 am
by dom_pedro
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.

Video of the most recent incident:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XFNUzd82mA