Christopher John Ashton (born 29 March 1987) is an English rugby union and former rugby league player, and one of the few players who have represented England in both rugby codes. A wing or fullback, he joined Leicester Tigers of Premiership Rugby in February 2022.
|Birth name||Christopher John Ashton|
|Date of birth||29 March 1987|
|Place of birth||Wigan, England|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||92 kg (14 st 7 lb; 203 lb)|
|Occupation(s)||Rugby union player|
|Rugby league career|
|Rugby union career|
In 2007 he signed for Northampton Saints in rugby union's Premiership, before moving to Saracens in 2012, Toulon in 2017, Sale in 2018 and Harlequins in 2020. He made his debut for England in March 2010 and played regularly until 2014, including in the 2011 Rugby World Cup, where he finished as the tournament's joint leading try-scorer. After a break of four years, he was recalled to the England squad in November 2018. He won 40 caps for England. In April 2022 he became the record try scorer in Premiership Rugby after scoring a hat trick against Bristol to take him to 95 tries.