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Chris Ashton

  • Date of Birth1 Mar 1987
  • BirthplaceWigan
  • Height1.83m (6' 0)
  • Weight92kg (14st 7lbs)
  • International Caps44 England Caps


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Dual international Chris Ashton joined Leicester Tigers from Worcester Warriors having previously represented fellow Gallagher Premiership clubs Harlequins, Sale Sharks, Saracens and Northampton Saints, as well as a season with Toulon in the French Top14 league.

During his year in France, he broke the record for tries scored in a single season with 24 tries in 23 appearances.

He is the leading try-scorer in European Champions Cup history with 40 and third on the all-time list for tries scored in Premiership Rugby with 89.

Ashton made his professional rugby league debut for Wigan Warriors as an 18-year-old, scoring two tries in his first appearance, before going on to make more than 50 appearances for the Super League club.

He represented England in rugby league on two occasions before making the switch to rugby union in 2007 and, in 2010, Ashton made his Test debut for England in the 2010 Six Nations away to France in Paris.

A two-time Premiership and European Champions Cup winner, Ashton has 44 Test caps and 20 tries for England.

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