Chris Ashton’s chance of England recall hit by ban-related lack of matches

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Chris Ashton’s chances of a swift England recall have suffered another blow after Sale Sharks confirmed their winger will be ineligible to play any rugby before the national head coach, Eddie Jones, names his autumn squad.

Ashton had hoped to play in his new club’s European Challenge Cup game in Perpignan on 12 October but has now been told his seven-week suspension must run until the following week.

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Written by Robert Kitson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/aug/27/chris-ashton-england-recall-ban-sale under the title “Chris Ashton’s chance of England recall hit by ban-related lack of matches”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.