Chris Ashton is one of the most intriguing figures on the England rugby landscape at present. The Saracens winger is just back having completed a 10 week ban.
He received a 10 week ban for making contact with an opponent’s eye in Sarries’ clash with Ulster in the European Champions Cup in January.
The 29 year-old scored 19 tries across his 39 caps for the Red Rose, and many predicted that he would be included in Eddie Jones’ squad for the Six Nations.
Despite some impressive form for his club this season, he was unable to be considered for the English squad, who went on to capture their first Grand Slam title since 2003.
In this interview, Ashton speaks candidly about the pain of missing 10 weeks of action, and his ambitions to get back to his best with the Premiership side and break into the England international team.
England tour Australia in June, and Ashton will be eager to book a seat on the plane, as he helps Saracens make an assault on the Premiership title and the European Champions Cup over the coming weeks.
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