Northampton Saints hooker has unsuccessful to recover from a knee injury in time and was left out of ENG head coach Eddie Jones’ first training team for the upcoming RWC in Japan which was announced on Thursday. Sports fanatics can book Rugby World Cup Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.
“The first two training camps are designed to recover individual players’ fundamentals to allow them to compete for a place in the WC team,” said Jones.
Hartley, who led ENG back-to-back Six Nations titles in 2016 and 2017, has not played since December.
The first training camp will be held at Pennyhill Park (June 23-27) trailed by another at the Lensbury (30 June 30 to 4 July).
Skilled scrumhalf Danny Care and flanker Chris Robshaw also missed out on the 29-man training team after slipping down the ENG pecking order.
Upkeep, which has 84 England caps, did not feature in this year’s Six Nations, while Robshaw has not played for his country since having knee surgery in October.
Saracens lock George Kruis and teammate Mako Vunipola will be part of the camp for medical treatment. Harlequins number eight Alex Dombrandt, Northampton Saints flanker Lewis Ludlam and former England Sevens player Ruaridh McConnochie were among those who received their first call-up.
Players from losing semi-finalists Gloucester and Northampton Saints will join the site next week and Jones will name his final training party, counting players from Premiership finalists Exeter Chiefs and Saracens, on 4 July.
The team comprises players who were not involved in last month’s English Premiership semi-finals because of all those who were have been put on mandatory rest for five weeks.
The RWC kicks off on 20 September with England opposite Tonga in their opening Pool C encounter in Sapporo two days later
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