Wiganer Chris Ashton has new hopes of reviving England career

Chris Ashton
Chris Ashton

Chris Ashton has been included in England's pre-season training squad after returning to the Gallagher Premiership in order to revive his international career.

The former Wigan Warriors full-back has not added to his 39 caps since Eddie Jones replaced Stuart Lancaster, partly due to a succession of bans, but having swapped Toulon for Sale this summer he is back in contention.

"Chris is an exceptional player, I think we have seen that from his form at Saracens. And then at Toulon he has played exceedingly well," Jones said.

"He's come back to England because he wants to play for England so he has got the right desire and the right attitude. It will be good to work with him."