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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
• Neil Jenkins: Ken misses big Scarlets game but we hope he will be OK for Lions

The England captain, Dylan Hartley, is in line for a call-up to the British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand if Ken Owens fails to recover from an ankle injury.

Owens sustained the injury training with his region, the Scarlets, this week and will be assessed by the Lions before the squad leaves on Sunday for a training camp in Dublin. He has been ruled out of the Scarlets’ Pro12 semi-final against Leinster …read more

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