Ashton: I'd like to return to Wigan

Chris Ashton has revealed he would like to play for Wigan again.

Wednesday, 27th December 2017, 10:32 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th December 2017, 11:35 am
Chris Ashton doing an 'Ash-spash' try

The former England RU winger started his career with his hometown club before switching codes with Northampton.

He later went on to star for Saracens and made a splash on the international scene - but he has not forgotten where it all began.

Ashton told The Times: “I’ve always supported Wigan and I watch them ever week.

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“I’m a massive fan of Wigan and rugby league and I would like to play for Wigan again at some point.”

Wigan enquired last year whether Ashton was interested in reverting back to league, a path taken by his friend and former Saracens team-mate Joel Tomkins.

Ashton, 30, has since moved to the south of France with Toulon.

He added: “Whether it will happen or not - probably not because I’m too old - but if you’re a fan of anything and if you’re in a position where you can do it, then you’d like to do it.”

A former Orrell St James junior, Ashton made his Wigan debut at 2005 and his sparkling form at full-back was one of the positives of a dismal ‘06 campaign.

But he left the following year to switch codes, having scored 27 tries in 52 appearances for Wigan.