Worcester Warriors have signed experienced former England wing Chris Ashton, one of the Gallagher Premiership’s most prolific try-scorers.
The winger has joined Warriors with immediate effect on a contract to the end of the 2021/22 season.
“I would like to thank Harlequins for agreeing to release me early from my contract to be able to join Worcester Warriors,” Ashton said.
“The ability to continue my career in the Gallagher Premiership and play regular rugby means that this move is right for me and my family at this time.”
Ashton, who scored 20 tries in his 44 England caps, joined Quins in February 2020 after leaving Sale Sharks.
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The winger has a remarkable scoring record in all competitions including 20 tries in 44 England Tests.
At the time of signing, the former Saracens, Toulon and Northampton star was the Premiership’s third highest ever try-scorer with 88.
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