Sale have announced the unexpected departure of Chris Ashton with immediate effect.
Ashton joined the Sharks in July 2018 after completing only one season at Toulon, his motivation to relaunch his England career and being closer to his family shaping his decision.
But the 32-year-old wing is on the move again in the latest twist to a well-travelled club career.
“The club and Chris have reached a mutual agreement regarding the termination of his Sale Sharks contract and he will leave the club immediately,” said Sale.
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According to RUCK sources, the winger will be signing for Harlequins on a one and a half year deal.
Ashton scored 20 tries in 44 England Tests, winning his last international cap in February last year.
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Here, RUCK takes a look at ten of the best players to have crossed the divide from Rugby League to Rugby Union.
10) Andy Farrell
Farrell earned eight England caps in a steady playing career in Union. He made a tryscoring appearance for England in the 2007 World Cup, but his achievements in League remained the biggest success of his career on the field, winning five league titles, four Challenge Cups and two Golden Boot awards (awarded to the best player in the world), in his ten-year career with Wigan Warriors.
The now 40-year-old has enjoyed a fine coaching career in his adopted sport, helping Saracens to the 2011 Premiership title before playing a key role in England’s growth, which has included his 24-year-old son, Owen, in recent years.