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Chris Ashton to miss England clash with Wales because of calf injury

• Ashton has returned to Sale for rehab work• Injury opens opportunity for Jack Nowell and Joe CokanasigaEngland wing Chris Ashton will miss Saturday’s Six Nations title clash with Wales because of a calf injury. Ashton started the 44-8 victory over Fr…

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Chris Ashton’s recall brings a fear factor for long-suffering France | Ugo Monye

Specialist selected to leave Jack Nowell sitting on the sidelines after being trusted by Eddie Jones for the big one in DublinEddie Jones is the ultimate tinkerman. He does not make major changes when England lose but at the same time he always keeps t…

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Chris Ashton: ‘A year ago I’d never have thought I’d be playing France’

The Sale wing was working as a pundit during last year’s Six Nations but will start at Twickenham after impressing Eddie Jones with his desire to return to the England foldIt does not take long in Chris Ashton’s company to get the feeling he is still p…

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Six Nations: Chris Ashton returns to face France as England go on the attack

Ashton’s try-scoring threat earns him a spot over Jack NowellLawes replaces Itoje in only other change to winning formulaChris Ashton has been recalled to the England starting line-up to face France in one of two changes made by Eddie Jones. Ashton com…

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Chris Ashton ruled out of England’s Test against Australia due to calf injury

Scan confirms Ashton set to be sidelined for two weeksEngland winger suffered calf problem in victory over JapanThe England wing Chris Ashton has been ruled out of Saturday’s match against Australia by a calf injury, forwards coach Steve Borthwick has …

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Chris Ashton replaces injured Manu Tuilagi on bench for England against Springboks

• Latest groin setback for Manu Tuilagi before international• Eddie Jones brings Ashton back in to match-day squadManu Tuilagi has been ruled out of England’s match-day squad on the eve of their Test against South Africa as the centre’s wretched run wi…

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‘Doing a Freddie’ is the sure way to make yourself a pantomime villain | Robert Kitson

Freddie Burns’s showboating blunder that cost Bath the match is a reminder to players to stop behaving like 12-year-oldsAt least Freddie Burns is in good company. Virtually every sport, at some stage, has produced a fall guy whose ill-advised showboati…

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Chris Ashton’s chance of England recall hit by ban-related lack of matches

• Sale wing loses chance to play before England squad is named• Wasps’ Jimmy Gopperth may miss season with ligament injuryChris Ashton’s chances of a swift England recall have suffered another blow after Sale Sharks confirmed their winger will be ineli…

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Chris Ashton’s chance of England recall hit by ban-related lack of matches

• Sale wing loses chance to play before England squad is named• Wasps’ Jimmy Gopperth may miss season with ligament injuryChris Ashton’s chances of a swift England recall have suffered another blow after Sale Sharks confirmed their winger will be ineli…

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Chris Ashton’s England recall in doubt after seven-week ban for tip tackle

• Sale player banned by RFU for incident in pre-season friendly• Eligible for only one game before Eddie Jones names squadChris Ashton’s hopes of winning an England recall this autumn have been dealt a hammer blow after he was hit on Thursday night wit…

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Chris Ashton’s England recall in doubt after seven-week ban for tip tackle

• Sale player banned by RFU for incident in pre-season friendly• Eligible for only one game before Eddie Jones names squadChris Ashton’s hopes of winning an England recall this autumn have been dealt a hammer blow after he was hit on Thursday night wit…

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Chris Ashton faces possible six-week ban for tip tackle in pre-season friendly

• Sale wing to face disciplinary panel for Castres offence • Players’ association calls on RFU to drop Danny Cipriani chargeChris Ashton faces a potential six week-ban after being dismissed for a tip tackle on the Castres scrum-half Rory Kockott in a p…

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Chris Ashton to play full-back at Sale despite England wanting him as wing

• Ashton found out about call-up through WhatsApp group • ‘I enjoyed my time at full-back at Toulon,’ says AshtonChris Ashton has revealed he is set to play at full-back for Sale following his move back to the Premiership, less than a week after Eddie …

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Chris Ashton picked in Eddie Jones’ England training squad after Sale return

• Ashton’s decision to leave Toulon pays immediate dividends • Dylan Hartley returns, Michael Rhodes included for first timeChris Ashton has made an immediate return to the England fold following his summer move to Sale, having been included in Eddie J…

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Chris Ashton hat-trick makes forceful point in Barbarians defeat of England

• England 45-63 Barbarians• Eddie Jones’s side concedes record points total at TwickenhamOccasionally in sport the story feels pre-ordained. Chris Ashton’s return to Twickenham always had the potential to be proper box office and, with all eyes on him,…

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Chris Ashton back at Twickenham with point to prove to Eddie Jones

• Toulon back set to take on England as a Barbarian on Sunday• ‘I’d love to play for England one day. I’ve not shut it off’There is something irresistible about the possibility of Chris Ashton and Danny Cipriani lining up as opposing full-backs when En…

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Chris Ashton: ‘I think my missus is closer to a Lions place than me’

Saracens winger is at peace with his internatonal exile and wants to finish with a flourish before his move to FranceChris Ashton is the kind of person for whom sitting still does not come easily. He can be a restless soul and last year during the leng…

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Chris Ashton to leave Saracens and join Toulon at end of season

• Wing to move to France after five seasons at Saracens
• Move would end any hopes Ashton has for England return

Chris Ashton has said it was “easily the hardest decision” he has made after choosing to leave Saracens at the end of this season to join Toulon .

With Eddie Jones set to name his England squad for the autumn internationals on Wednesday, the former England winger has decided to ply his trade in France next season, in effect ruling himself out of future involvement in the national side. England will only pick overseas-based players in exceptional circumstances, so the move is likely to prevent him from adding to his 39 caps for the duration of his spell on the south coast of France.

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Chris Ashton to leave Saracens and join Toulon at end of season

• Wing to move to France after five seasons at Saracens
• Move would end any hopes Ashton has for England return

Chris Ashton has said it was “easily the hardest decision” he has made after choosing to leave Saracens at the end of this season to join Toulon .

With Eddie Jones set to name his England squad for the autumn internationals on Wednesday, the former England winger has decided to ply his trade in France next season, in effect ruling himself out of future involvement in the national side. England will only pick overseas-based players in exceptional circumstances, so the move is likely to prevent him from adding to his 39 caps for the duration of his spell on the south coast of France.

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Chris Ashton hopes for England return despite 13-week ban for biting

• Saracens wing disagrees with RFU over incident but accepts punishment
• ‘I will do everything in my power to get back to where I feel I belong’

Chris Ashton has vowed to regain his place in the England side after completing the 13-week suspension he received for biting the arm of the Northampton prop Alex Waller during this month’s Premiership match at Saracens.

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