Ashton virtually ends England career by joining Toulon

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England's Chris Ashton as he scores the opening try against Italy during their Six Nations international rugby union match at Twickenham stadium, London.

England's Chris Ashton as he scores the opening try against Italy during their Six Nations international rugby union match at Twickenham stadium, London. (Photo: AP Photo/Tom Hevezi, File)

TOULON, France (AP) — Chris Ashton may have brought an end to his England career after agreeing to move to French giant Toulon from Saracens.

Toulon says the 29-year-old winger will join the three-time European champions from next season on a three-year deal.

England only picks overseas-based players in exceptional circumstances, so the move prevents Ashton from adding to his 39 appearances for his country.

Ashton, who joined Saracens in 2012, currently is serving a 13-week suspension for biting.

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