Chris Ashton could join record-breaking SEVENTH Premiership club this summer - Ruck

Chris Ashton could join record-breaking SEVENTH Premiership club this summer

It’s been reported today that Chris Ashton could join a record-equalling SEVENTH Premiership club this summer when his contract with Leicester Tigers expires.

Keen to carry on, he is thought to be attracting interest from Newcastle Falcons and Wasps according to RUCK sources.

OTHER PREMIERSHIP JOURNEYMEN:

Over the years, so-called rugby journeymen have received an almost cult status among fans.

We all know ’em, we all love ’em.

So let’s take a look at some of the greatest mercenaries to hop from club-to-club:

  • Andy Goode – 6 (Leicester Tigers, Saracens, Worcester Warriors, Wasps, London Irish, Newcastle Falcons) 
  • Ryan Lamb – 5 (Gloucester, London Irish, Northampton Saints, Leicester Tigers, Worcester Warriors) 
  • Peter Stringer – 5 (Saracens, Newcastle Falcons, Bath, Sale Sharks, Worcester Warriors) 
  • Adam Balding – 6 (Leicester Tigers, Gloucester Rugby, Yorkshire Carnegie, Newcastle Falcons, Worcester Warriors, London Welsh)
  • Andy Gomarsall – 7 (Wasps, Bath, Bedford Blues, Gloucester, Worcester, Harlequins, Yorkshire Carnegie)
  • Tom Arscott – 5 (Bristol, Worcester Warriors, London Welsh, Sale Sharks, Newcastle Falcons) 


EDITORS PICKS:

Chris Ashton ranks his three toughest opponents

You can read Ashton’s column in full and much more on TheXV.rugby, the new website dedicated to high-end, long-form rugby content.

DID YOU KNOW? Ashton played a single season in the Top 14, scoring 24 tries in 23 appearances to break the tryscoring record previously held by Napolioni Nalaga

#3. Bryan Habana (South Africa)

Ashton said: “I faced some good boys in my time with England. Internationally Bryan Habana was just electric. He had a brilliant rugby brain, which is why he got so many turnovers and intercepts. It seemed like the game came too easily to him. Whatever he did, he did it so efficiently and fast it was hard to get an edge on him. He wasn’t really a stepper but he could change direction fast, like a computer game.”

DID YOU KNOW? During the 2015 Rugby World Cup Habana equalled Lomu’s career record of 15 tries in World Cups

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