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Watch: Dylan Hartley Received An Immensely Satisfying Yellow Card Yesterday

Watch: Dylan Hartley Received An Immensely Satisfying Yellow Card Yesterday

Longtime friend of Irish rugby Dylan Hartley was sin-binned once again as his Northampton Saints side were comfortably dealt with by Clermont in the European Champions Cup.

The score finished 24-7 in favour of the French side but, with the game in the balance at 7-0 in the first-half, Dylan Hartley's indiscipline/misfortune put his side under pressure and another converted try was added before half-time.

The yellow card itself was immensely satisfying, as when Hartley flew into a ruck off his feet to smash the Clermont player trying to steal the ball, the player merely stepped to one side and allowed Hartley to face-plant, while also striking prop Rabah Slimani who was on the ground in the face, which resulted in a yellow card.

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Like a matador dodging a bull, and then a yellow card to add insult to injury.

The Sky Sports commentary team thought it was harsh because it was accidental, but Hartley was out of control due to flying off of his feet so he can't have too many complaints.

For him to line up a big hit, smash nothing but fresh air, drive himself into the ground, and then get yellow carded because his arm hit an opponent in the face? There will be a lot of people enjoying that footage.

[via r/rugbyunion]

Mikey Traynor

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