Chris Ashton’s style might lack any kind of uniqueness but it is obvious that the English team’s head coach Stuart Lancaster will ask for more from the winger in the international competition in the autumn.
Ashton is in a brilliant form this season, hence, he will make it to the Elite player club to be announced on October 22. But whether or not he will be able to keep the number 14 jersey for the following tests will be determined by his delivering a ”point of difference” as Lancaster calls it.
Regarding his performance, Ashton, to the surprise of many, admitted that he just runs after the ball like a dog and he doesn’t work on his sprinting with anyone.
He also said that he cannot run to the best of his ability in the speed tests because he feels tensed, but he does better than that in the field.
Ashton said that he cannot spend time with Sprint experts because he cannot find some extra time to work on it though he said that some people told him that they could help him with the sprint if he manages to spend some time with them. But his regular rugby sessions take up so much time the he is left with neither the time nor the energy for doing some extra training for sprint.
Strettle is another player with whom Ashton forms a rapid wing attacking threat. Strettle is also trying his best to make it to the EPS. Ashton has said that if he competed with Strettle on a foot race then Strettle is sure to win, but when it comes to chasing a ball for a try then he would be the one who could do it.
Being at the best position in the upcoming England Vs Sarries Premiership is Ashton’s number one priority, according to him, his prime focus is on performing to stay at the top in this premiership, it is what he strongly desires.