That day it was Luke Cowan-Dickie who played him off the park.
Last week against Harlequins, Hartley slipped off five tackles as Quins unheralded No2 Dave Ward got the better of the England captain with a man-of-the-match performance.
He initially played for London Wasps under-21 team and London Wasps A team before making more regular appearances for the first team in 2007.
He started as Wasps won the 2007 Heineken Cup Final.
After Alex King left Wasps in the summer of 2007, the fly-half position at the club became vacant, and, after playing in a series of positions for Wasps in the early games of the 2007–08 season Cipriani played two games in an at fly-half, against Gloucester and Munster, London Wasps winning both.
He is quicker over 69 metres than Paul Sackey and this story was confirmed by their sprinting coach.
While Saracens Jamie George, now indisputably the best hooker in the northern hemisphere, continues to impress for his club, Hartley has produced performances which barely warrant selection for Northampton, let alone England.