Chris Ashton: Worcester Warriors confirm ex-England wing’s departure with immediate effect | Rugby Union News

Chris Ashton joined the Worcester Warriors from the Harlequins last January, but was unable to settle at Sixways due to injuries and the commute from his home to Northampton; Worcester were the former English winger’s fifth Premiership club

Last updated: 12/13/21 11:02


Chris Ashton made five league appearances for Worcester

Former England winger Chris Ashton has left Gallagher Premiership club Worcester with immediate effect.

The Warriors have confirmed that the 34-year-old’s departure was by mutual agreement.

Ashton has not played for Worcester since he was sent off against the former Northampton side last March.

“Ashton joined Sixways from the Harlequins 11 months ago, but calf and knee injuries prevented him from playing for the Warriors this season,” Worcester said in a statement.

“The daily commute from his home in Northampton also proved challenging, so the club and Ashton agreed on a termination of his contract which should have expired at the end of this season.”

Worcester became Ashton’s fifth Premiership club after spells with Northampton, Saracens, Sale and Harlequins.

He made his England debut in 2010, winning 44 appearances and scoring 20 tries.

Ashton’s last England appearance was against France at Twickenham in 2019.

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