Chris Ashton is bound for greener pastures as his transfer to Toulon has been confirmed. It is also proving to bring fresh opportunities for others, such as Nathan Earle, who is eyeing the opportunity to replace his position in Saracens team.
Ashton is leaving the Saracens team who is considered champions in the English rugby playing fields. Both his and Nathan Earle’s fates seem to be interdependent on each other. The young winger has played an impressive spell while he was on loan to the New Zealand team. As a result, the chance that has come by for Nathan to be part of Saracens might prove to be a boon for his career. (more…)
Saracens boss Mark McCall is not that happy about Chris Ashton leaving the club. According to Mark, Chris is going to regret his decision. He is all set to join his new club Toulon next season. The biggest problem lies with this move is that he will find it very hard to revive his England career.
As far as Chris Ashton’s contract with the club, he was supposed to play for the club for another 18 months. But the club has already secured compensation for it. Chris Ashton is currently serving a 13-week suspension. He got the suspension for biting another player. He joined the Northampton club 4 years ago. McCall seems to be really upset with his decision to leave the club. (more…)
Chris Ashton of the Saracens is facing two biting charges that could see him out of the action for at least six months if he was proved guilty. But, Chris is determined to prove that he is innocent in this case.
This is what he set to achieve when he met up with the disciplinary hearing committee of the Rugby Football Union on Tuesday.
Ashton was seen to be biting Alex Waller, the Northampton prop, twice within a minute’s time during the Saracens game against the Northampton team at Allianz Park last Sunday. The director of rugby of the Saracens team, Mark McCall, is hoping that Ashton’s name will be cleared by the disciplinary committee and he will escape from any serious punishment. (more…)
Saracens is not going to appeal the 13-week ban served to Chris Ashton. Chris Ashton got this punishment for biting another player. But the club has decided not to appeal against the ban. Chris was banned by an independent panel after looking into the said incident.
However, Chris is all set to leave the club. He has signed Toulon for the upcoming season. As for Saracens’ boss, Mark McCall, it was an easy decision to not appeal the ban. He thought that serving the ban would be the ideal scenario for Chris’s career. According to him, it will help Chris’s personality as well. (more…)
Northampton is not happy about the Chris Ashton scenario. Chris Ashton has been found guilty in the incident involving biting the Northampton player Alex Waller. There were 2 charges brought against Chris. Of which, they found him guilty on the second one and he will have to stay away from the fields for the next 13 matches so as to serve his ban.
Northampton is really furious with the fact that he was allowed to stay on the field until the end of the game. This incident was never referred to the match official. By not doing so, it affected the chances of Northampton and that explains why they are not that happy about this. (more…)
Chris Ashton’s fans might wonder about his absence from the team that went to represent England in Australia but there were good reasons for which Eddie Jones took such a decision.
The winger from Saracens is revered for the defensive qualities that he exhibits on the playing field. The tour that England has embarked upon comprising of three Tests does not include him but there is no need to be alarmed.
Chris Ashton can still participate in Test matches if he wants to. In the playoffs of Saracens in the Premiership semi finals he played key roles. Two tries were attempted by him against the Leicester Tigers. It definitely counted as did the efforts of the other players as well. However he might not be able to rest easy this summer even if he was not part of the team that left to tour Australia for three Tests this summer.
Worcester scores 19 while Saracens scores 43. Chris Ashton is one of the players along with Alex Goode to light up the game with their hat trick.
This game was not too tough for the Saracens as they enjoyed themselves. It was a win that came to them comfortably, especially when Chris scored a hat trick.
Ashton was able to perform the hat trick as Alex Goode brought down the defense of Worcester. With his deft kicks and smooth running he was able to substitute two minutes. This made a difference in the second half of the game. Goode also featured in the opening of the match for Saracens. He helped to slip a pass which helped Neil de Kock to score. Ashton was able to pick up on the kinking that Goode tried. It helped Ashton to finish and complete a hat trick. (more…)
Not all is sundry with the players of Canada men 7s team. There is a debate going on with the players and the management regarding how financially viable it is to run the program. The dispute that has arisen between the sevens team and the management has made the current programs uncertain. There is not much of clear news at the moment.
However, the distance between the two parts of the program is apparent as the players have not started training as yet at the Center of Excellence. However, with pre season tournaments coming up in October, the tickets are already sold. At the same time the team has not started to prepare as yet.
The dispute seems to be serious as World Rugby has decided to intervene. A mediator has been assigned and will meet with the two sides by next week. There have been general statements issued in the media about steps being taken to solve the financial issues. (more…)