Ashton to miss Six Nations

Chris Ashton has been banned for 10 weeks
Chris Ashton has been banned for 10 weeks

WIGAN’S Chris Ashton will miss the Six Nations after being banned for eye gouging.

Saracens winger Ashton has been suspended for 10 weeks following an independent disciplinary hearing, European Professional Club Rugby has announced.

Ashton had only been recalled to the England squad days earlier.

The ex-Warriors full-back may appeal the decision.

His sister Beth Tweeted: “A real shame they gave Chris a 10-week ban. Hard to know if it would have been the same for anyone else... anyone can see it was accidental.”