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Hartley Lions Bonus

England captain Dylan Hartley says it would be a “bonus” to be selected for the British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand this summer.

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Hartley, 31, led Eddie Jones’ side to the Six Nations championship last month and will finish the Premiership season with club side Northampton.

Lions head coach Warren Gatland names his touring party next week.

“I’m not building myself up for possibly what would be a setback in my eyes,” Hartley told BBC Sport.

“So I’m taking it as it comes. I’m happy where I am at the moment. If it comes it is a bonus. If not then I have got other things to play for and other things to look forward to.

“For anyone selected I’m sure it’s a great honour and I have been previously selected, so, yes, it is a great honour, but to tour I’m sure is a great experience.”

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