Hartley to captain England

England will be captained by Dylan Hartley in the Six Nations, it was confirmed at the tournament launch in London on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old, who is now cleared to return following a six-week suspension, was in attendance amongst the skippers at The Hurlingham Club.

Northampton's Hartley was banned for striking Leinster flank Sean O'Brien during a Champions Cup clash at Franklin's Gardens on December 3.

England start their Six Nations against France at Twickenham on February 4.

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