Watch Chris Ashton's record-breaking Top 14 try against Montpellier on Saturday, his 22nd effort of the season for Toulon
Former England wing Chris Ashton notched his 22nd Top 14 try of the season for Toulon on Saturday, and it was a marquee effort!
Never in the history of the top domestic league in France has one man scored more tries in a single campaign – the previous record being Napolioni Nalaga’s 21 for Clermont set in 2008/09.
Having moved to the south of France in the summer as a double European Cup champion with Saracens no less, Ashton has settled into France rugby in extraordinary fashion.
More tries have come against Clermont (home and away), Racing, Castres, Bordeaux and Montpellier (home and away). Against 10 of Toulon’s 13 opponents in France has he struck.
Two weeks ago, it took Ashton just 19 minutes to equal Nalaga’s record against the big Fijian’s former club Clermont in a crushing 49-0 victory.