England captain Dylan Hartley closes in on Northampton return after six weeks out with back spasms
England captain Dylan Hartley could play for the first time in six weeks when Northampton take on Castres in Saturday's European Champions Cup clash.
Saints will name their team for the Pool Four clash at Stade Pierre Antoine on Friday lunchtime, with hooker Hartley in contention to play for the first time since September 11.
Hartley, who captained England to the Grand Slam earlier this year and June's 3-0 series win in Australia, had been suffering from back spasms which prevented him from lifting weights and scrummaging, but is back in full training.
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