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Northampton's Dylan Hartley to miss Ulster tie after pleading guilty to striking Rory Best

Updated: Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 19:56 | Comments

Dylan Hartley (r) admitted a charge of striking Rory Best during last weekend's 25-6 defeat
Dylan Hartley (r) admitted a charge of striking Rory Best during last weekend's 25-6 defeat

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Northampton hooker Dylan Hartley will miss their clash with Ulster on Saturday after receiving a two-week ban for striking Rory Best. 

Hartley pleaded guilty to the offence, which occurred during last Friday night's Heineken Cup defeat to Ulster at Franklin’s Gardens. 

The England international will miss Saturday's return fixture in Belfast, plus Northampton's Aviva Premiership appointment at home to Harlequins on 22 December. 

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