Chris Ashton makes Worcester Warriors exit

Chris Ashton joined Worcester Warriors in 2021
Chris Ashton joined Worcester Warriors in 2021
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Worcester Warriors have confirmed that former England international Chris Ashton will leave the club with immediate effect.

The 34-year-old joined the Warriors in January and went on to make his debut for the club in February with his association with the club restricted to four games.

He was also handed a six-match ban in March following a red-card incident during the Gallagher Premiership game against Northampton Saints in March.

A statement released by the club revealed that injuries hampered Ashton's involvement with the club in the remainder of the season.

"Ashton arrived at Sixways from Harlequins 11 months ago but calf and knee injuries have prevented him from playing for Warriors this season.

"The daily commute from his home in Northampton had also proved challenging so the club and Ashton have agreed a release from his contract which was due to expire at the end of this season."

Worcester Warriors are positioned 10th in the Gallagher Premiership table after managing three wins from 10 matches.