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Chris Ashton
Posted by: 2007dwain (IP Logged)
Date: 14 June, 2018 15:57

He wants to leave Toulon and come back to england and according to few things on Twitter(rugby pod) sale are leading the chase. May be nothing like a lot of rumours but he would only come in as fullback surely

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: clutch (IP Logged)
Date: 14 June, 2018 16:07

Yeah. Think heís a nice weather 15 but certain a serious threat there ball in hand.

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: Irish_Shark (IP Logged)
Date: 14 June, 2018 16:20

If his 3yr contract is 2+1, if we got him for the 2019/2020 season he could be available for England then at world cup.

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: StalyShark (IP Logged)
Date: 14 June, 2018 16:22

Hasnít got the kicking game that we need with our back three. Only rumoured to be coming to us because heís a pie eater. No need to four international or thereabouts wingers. Though given our propensity to overstock some positions itíll be revealed next week!

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: clutch (IP Logged)
Date: 14 June, 2018 16:36

Kicking full backs arenít exactly common at Sale. Struggling to name many.

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: StalyShark (IP Logged)
Date: 14 June, 2018 16:47

Quote:
clutch
Kicking full backs arenít exactly common at Sale. Struggling to name many.

Maybe we need some more variety!

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: Flumpty (IP Logged)
Date: 14 June, 2018 16:56

Ashton to Sale - mutter, mutter, grumble, grouse, moan, moan (Sm110)

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: StalyShark (IP Logged)
Date: 14 June, 2018 17:15

If he is seen as an addition at 15 to the four super rugby rumours then why not?! Everyone is signing and signing.

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: Crutch (IP Logged)
Date: 14 June, 2018 17:51

If JoC is as injured as last year then we could do with him!

Big Jim did a great up and under but I don't think you'd call him a kicking full back.

Anyone remember Vaughan Going taking penalties at Glos? Can't remember how many players must have been injured for that situation but he couldn't get anything other than dead straight...

JR, Rob Miller, Haley, Paul Williams - all loved to counter.

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: StalyShark (IP Logged)
Date: 14 June, 2018 18:17

9. Faf
10. AJ
11. Yarde
12. RJVR
13. S James
14. Solomona/Byron
15. Ashton/JOC

Would be fun as long as we have adequate cover for 9 and 10.

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: StalyShark (IP Logged)
Date: 14 June, 2018 18:31

Toulon have now said he has asked for a contract extension. Boujedal (sic) is like Diamond on speed with regards to press relations so I guess he's leaving.

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: clutch (IP Logged)
Date: 14 June, 2018 18:52

Shepherd is the only kicking full back I recall. Pretty sure Williams was decent as well. Maclean was bought in to do just that!!!

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: MartWhit (IP Logged)
Date: 14 June, 2018 20:24

There is absolutely no way I would want the best try poacher and finisher the game has seen for many a year in our magnificent mid table side.

Can he play loose head?

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: clutch (IP Logged)
Date: 15 June, 2018 07:21

Would be and Denny collide both spotting the same opportunities?

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: Chris1850 (IP Logged)
Date: 15 June, 2018 09:19

Ashton has to be one of the best wingers for choosing the right time for coming off his wing and tracking the ball carrier. I often wish Denny had the confidence to do this more though he may well be under orders of course.

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: MartWhit (IP Logged)
Date: 15 June, 2018 09:26

I suspect ashton is under orders too, but when he does it and scores so frequently, its hard to discipline him.

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: Olyy (IP Logged)
Date: 15 June, 2018 09:49

Can't see it happening, but would be a huge signing.

Also we need some more EQP players! Gonna be very difficult to hit the RFU bonus numbers next season

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: StalyShark (IP Logged)
Date: 15 June, 2018 09:53

Quote:
Olyy
Can't see it happening, but would be a huge signing.
Also we need some more EQP players! Gonna be very difficult to hit the RFU bonus numbers next season

If we hit them this year then, at the moment thereís no reason to suggest we wonít again. Our two signings are both EPQ and one of which is ex-academy.

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: Crutch (IP Logged)
Date: 15 June, 2018 11:37

But we've lost Will and Mike who were regulars in the team and the likely replacements will be from SH.

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: MartWhit (IP Logged)
Date: 15 June, 2018 13:44

who are these likely replacements? and is there any chance of them doing pre season?

I think we've paid the price of not having assimilated new signings pre season before.

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