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Dylan Hartley in line for surprise Lions call-up for tour to New Zealand

• Injury to Wales hooker Ken Owens opens door to England captain
• Hartley the major admission when squad was announced last month

Dylan Hartley missed out on a British & Irish Lions tour in 2013 after being sent off in the Premiership final and banned, but the England captain is likely to be called up for next month’s trip to New Zealand if the Wales hooker Ken Owens fails to recover from an ankle injury.

Hartley was one of the major omissions when the Lions’ squad was announced last month, and while the tourists have not published the stand-by list of players, the Northampton forward is the most experienced option at hooker if Owens pulls out.

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Dylan Hartley in line for surprise Lions call-up for tour to New Zealand

• Injury to Wales hooker Ken Owens opens door to England captain
• Hartley the major admission when squad was announced last month

Dylan Hartley missed out on a British & Irish Lions tour in 2013 after being sent off in the Premiership final and banned, but the England captain is likely to be called up for next month’s trip to New Zealand if the Wales hooker Ken Owens fails to recover from an ankle injury.

Hartley was one of the major omissions when the Lions’ squad was announced last month, and while the tourists have not published the stand-by list of players, the Northampton forward is the most experienced option at hooker if Owens pulls out.

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