Ashton vows to keep on scoring



Chris Ashton

Chris Ashton

England Rubgy hero Chris Ashton has vowed to keep on scoring as England take on France at Twickenham on Saturday.

Ashton, already has six tries from two games so far in this year’s six nations tournament and knows he will be a marked man against France but is determined to keep on scoring.

The 23 year-old told Sky Sports, “We had a week off last week so we got a chance to get a rest in and do some of the training we needed to do and we’re just looking forward to getting back into it.

“We’re not overconfident, but just confident enough. We’ve had two good wins, played well both times so we’re looking to do the same again against the French.”

France have even formulated a plan to deal with the winger, but like in football, sometimes man marking the best players is just impossible. Ashton agrees.

“It’s pretty hard to mark a winger, if I was a number eight running from the back of the pack all the time I could understand that but if they want to single me out that’s great, hopefully it will create gaps somewhere else,” he added.

“I’ll certainly be trying my best to keep my record up. It’s hard in these Test matches, it’s just luck at the minute I think. We’re playing well, and I’m just running up the middle as always.”

Ashton has felt the wrath of killjoy boss Martin Johnson for his swallow-dive try scoring technique, but Ashton insists he doesn’t think about it before the game, and just does what comes naturally on the pitch.

“It’s not something I think about doing before the match,” he added. “I just love scoring tries.”

Hopefully Johnson will keep telling him off , because if he is, it means Ashton has been scoring tries for England.

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