Saturday 23 September 2017

Dylan Hartley named as England captain for the Six Nations

Dylan Hartley is set to make a surprise return to the England side as captain for the Six Nations campaign. Photo: Getty
Dylan Hartley is set to make a surprise return to the England side as captain for the Six Nations campaign. Photo: Getty

Dylan Hartley has been confirmed as England captain for the RBS 6 Nations.

Hartley has led the Red Rose on one previous occasion - against South Africa in 2012 - and replaces Chris Robshaw at the helm despite missing over a year of his career for disciplinary reasons.

"Dylan is an honest, hardworking bloke and I admire his aggressive and uncompromising approach to playing rugby," England head coach Eddie Jones said.

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