Chris Ashton leaves Sale Sharks with immediate effect

Former England winger Chris Ashton has left Sale after reaching an agreement to terminate his contract early.

The ex-Saracens and Northampton star joined Sale from French Top 14 side Toulon in July 2018.

Ashton scored 20 tries in 44 England Tests, winning his last international cap in February last year.

In a statement, Sale revealed: “The club and Chris have reached a mutual agreement regarding the termination of his Sale Sharks contract and he will leave the club immediately.

They added: “Sale Sharks would like to thank Chris for his efforts whilst at the club and wish him and his family all the best for the future.”


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