Chris Ashton weighing up his Saracens future

  • Chris Ashton could be close to turning his back on England Rugby
  • He reportedly met the Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal last week
  • Ashton is currently serving a 13-week ban for biting
Saracens winger Chris Ashton could call time on his England career after a meeting with Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal about a move to France.

RUCK understands the pair met in London last week, with the disillusioned 29-year-old considering a move abroad after being stung by a series of lengthy suspensions.

Ashton has a long-term contract with Saracens but his party believe an early release could be negotiated because the club sympathise with his ‘unfair’ treatment.



Despite pleading not guilty to both charges, Ashton has been banned for 23 weeks this year for making contact with Luke Marshall’s eyes and biting Alex Waller.

If Ashton does decide to move to the Stade Mayol, he could replace Leigh Halfpenny, as the Mail believe the Lions fullback desires a return to Wales next season.


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