Steve Diamond’s first job at Worcester Warriors has been to sort out the future of former England winger Chris Ashton.
The former Northampton, Saracens and Toulon player who scored 100 points in a 44-cap international career, has struggled to settle recently, having played for Sale, Harlequins and Worcester the last 18 months
This season the 34-year-old has not been considered for selection with rumours of a bust-up behind the scenes.
The Mail Online even reported that ‘Legal procedures are underway and the 34-year-old’s contract with Warriors could be terminated after just three games for the struggling club.’
However, despite Diamond and Ashton falling out over playing style during their time at Sale, The Rugby Paper report that the 53-year-old wants to ‘put everything aside’ and get the ‘best out of him’.
Talks between Ashton, Diamond and the club is booked in for next week as they try to get the long ongoing issue finally sorted.
If they fail to get Ashton back to Sixways, Diamond’s remit will be to try and find the troublesome back a new club to make his exit more amicable.
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“Couldn’t tackle a crossword” – Fans Pick The Most Over-Hyped XV Of All-Time
Check out the full selection below.
- 15. Johan Goosen (South Africa) – “He was supposed to be the next big thing for Springbok rugby, and now he’s barely remembered.”
- 14. George North (Wales) – “is the most overrated player of this generation, when was the last time he had a good game that wasn’t against Italy.”
- 11. Chris Ashton (England) – ” That man lived off his ‘solo’ try against Australia and managed to get in the England team every time. He couldn’t tackle a crossword! Lacks creativity and only works running a line of a short pass from number ten. Overrated definitely!”
- 13. Kurtley Beale (Australia) – “He spends all game looking for line breaks, which will work some days and destroys our backline chemistry on others. He needs to learn how to play with others.”
- 12. Gavin Henson (Wales) – “one kick and one big tackle and everyone thought he was the bees knees for the next few years”