Dylan Hartley faces disciplinary hearing on Thursday
Last Updated: 11/12/12 4:21pm
Dylan Hartley: Faces a disciplinary hearing on Thursday following an incident with Rory Best
England hooker Dylan Hartley will face a disciplinary hearing in Dublin on Thursday following an incident during Friday's Heineken Cup defeat by Ulster.
The Northampton captain was cited for allegedly striking Ulster forward Rory Best with his arm during the Pool 4 clash at Franklin's Gardens, which the visitors won 25-6.
Hartley was reported by match commissioner Jean-Claude Legendre after the incident, which was also caught on camera.
The New-Zealand born hooker has only just returned to action after a knee injury ruled him out of the entire autumn Test campaign, an absence that gave Tom Youngs a chance to shine.
Hartley has a chequered disciplinary past including a 26-week ban for gouging the eyes of Wasps players James Haskell and Jonny O'Connor in 2007.
He was also banned for eight weeks earlier this year for biting Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris during the Six Nations clash at Twickenham.
The 26-year-old could face a ban of anything between two weeks for a low end entry point, to a maximum 52-week suspension.