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Dylan Hartley retires: Former England captain's career in pictures

Dylan Hartley retires: Former England captain's career in pictures
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The former England hooker is hanging up his boots.

Former England hooker Dylan Hartley has retired from professional rugby union after struggling to recover from a knee injury.

The 33-year-old is England's second-most capped player of all time and Northampton's longest-serving squad member.

Here, the PA news agency looks at his career in pictures.

Hartley during an England training session at Twickenham
Hartley during an England training session at Twickenham (Adam Davy/PA)
Hartley lifts the Six Nations trophy in Dublin in 2017
Hartley lifts the Six Nations trophy in Dublin in 2017 (Lorraine O'Sullivan/PA)
Prince Harry presents the Calcutta Cup to Hartley
Prince Harry presents the Calcutta Cup to Hartley (David Davies/PA)
Hartley with the Six Nations Trophy after victory in 2016
Hartley with the Six Nations Trophy after victory in 2016 (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Hartley lifts the Old Mutual Wealth Cup at Twickenham
Hartley lifts the Old Mutual Wealth Cup at Twickenham (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Hartley during a 2011 Six Nations match at Twickenham
Hartley during a 2011 Six Nations match at Twickenham (David Jones/PA)
Hartley trains with the England squad at Pennyhill Park, Surrey
Hartley trains with the England squad at Pennyhill Park (David Davies/PA)
Hartley and George North with the trophy after victory in the Premiership Grand Final at Twickenham
Hartley and George North with the trophy after victory for Northampton in the Premiership Grand Final at Twickenham (David Davies/PA)
Hartley (top centre) is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a try during an International match at Twickenham against New Zealand
Hartley (top centre) is congratulated by his team-mates after scoring a try against New Zealand at Twickenham (Steve Parsons/PA)
Hartley prepares to pack down against the Gloucester scrum when playing for long-term club Northampton Saints
Hartley prepares to pack down against the Gloucester scrum when playing for long-term club Northampton (David Jones/PA)
Hartley tackling Ireland's Tommy Bowe during a 2009 Six Nations match at Croke Park
Hartley tackling Ireland's Tommy Bowe during a 2009 Six Nations match at Croke Park (David Davies/PA)
Hartley representing England in the 2008 Investec Challenge Series
Hartley representing England in the 2008 Investec Challenge Series (David Davies/PA)
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