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Ashton at Toulon
GerryK (IP Logged)
27 August, 2017 19:23
chris has made an amazing start to his career over there, 2 tries and a try saving tackle in his first game. Video can be accessed via Rugby Union News above

 
Re: Ashton at Toulon
The Bard (IP Logged)
27 August, 2017 19:37
Turned it on a couple of minutes before his first try! The tackle was probably the best bit. Toulon looked considerably sharper than they did last season.

 
Re: Ashton at Toulon
tpr's headmistress (IP Logged)
27 August, 2017 20:49
Really, the Ashton who can't tackle...(Sm161)

Good to see him make such an excellent start at his new 'home'.

 
Re: Ashton at Toulon
SarrieSaint (IP Logged)
27 August, 2017 22:07
Pourquoi non Ash Le Splash?

 
Re: Ashton at Toulon
AlanE (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 08:00
I note that 'Rugby News' tags each article line in the above link showing the rugby nation involved in the subject.

The Ashton video is tagged with a South African flag. Grrrr!



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Re: Ashton at Toulon
flavman 35 (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 12:54
Fair play to him really surprised there was no ash splash on the intercept try though.

 
Re: Ashton at Toulon
GazzaFez (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 16:44
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tpr's headmistress
Really, the Ashton who can't tackle...(Sm161)
Good to see him make such an excellent start at his new 'home'.

Seems like he's spent the summer at the Jacques Burger school of face tackles.......(Sm1)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DIQu9izXYAAYU1T.jpg



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Re: Ashton at Toulon
GazzaFez (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 17:06
Just for your delectation....

Try number 1

Try number 2

Try saving tackle...take note EJ!

Absolutely gutted we couldn't hang on to this guy. England's loss by a mile not to mention Saracens!

 
Re: Ashton at Toulon
tpr's headmistress (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 17:56
It looks as though someone trod on his bonce with their stilettos!! Smarting no doubt - scars of valour or annoying his wife?(Sm67)

 
Re: Ashton at Toulon
camerounfred (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 18:30
Homme de match?

 
Re: Ashton at Toulon
Adey (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 22:45
And then you open the other eye and remember that he couldn't be arsed to defend in the euro cup final build up to Abedanon's try.

 
Re: Ashton at Toulon
JO'G (IP Logged)
29 August, 2017 11:50
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And then you open the other eye and remember that he couldn't be arsed to defend in the euro cup final build up to Abedanon's try.

When Clermont broke down the left flank there were 2 defenders to cover the 2 attackers. Ash was placed to cover bendy. However the Clermont #6 was effective in his offload in that as well as passing to Bendy, he pushed the Sarries defender (Rhodes?) backwards to tangle up with Ash and stop him getting round.

Whether he would have done so is moot of course but he was in the position to make a tackle



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Re: Ashton at Toulon
Adey (IP Logged)
29 August, 2017 13:10
You watching the same try? Ashton doesn't tackle Spedding who makes the break opening up the field. He then lets Yato passed him and only makes a tackle once he's used Faz as a speed bump and has offloaded.

 
Re: Ashton at Toulon
SarrieSaint (IP Logged)
30 August, 2017 07:15
Looked like a very good covering tackle to me. Head on I'd suggest both from Saints and Sarries that Ash isn't the best defender but chasing a player he's as good as any. Happy for him that he's had a great start to his new career.

 
Re: Ashton at Toulon
Coughie (IP Logged)
30 August, 2017 07:21
On a separate point tackling an opponent running straight at you is far more difficult than tackling an opponent from the side or from behind. There is considerably more force coming at you and the opponent has the best chance of spoiling your tackle with a hand off, sidestep or swerve.

Players who are good at the former type of tackle usually have no difficulty with the latter types of tackle. The reverse is not necessarily true. Smaller, lighter men (or women) may have difficulty tackling a heavier, more powerful opponent running straight at them.

Talk of recalling Chris based on one tackle is somewhat premature....



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Re: Ashton at Toulon
GazzaFez (IP Logged)
30 August, 2017 09:48
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Coughie

Talk of recalling Chris based on one tackle is somewhat premature....

No one has mentioned or indeed alluded to this at all anywhere on this page, except you. Why on earth do people have to try and turn a thread praising the great start to the season for one of our ex-players into something it is not; I really don't understand the motivation of some people.

 
Re: Ashton at Toulon
TOKS (IP Logged)
30 August, 2017 09:50
Adey, I'm sure there are other Saracens players who made mistakes that day, so I would suspect that there are other things one of our most consistent detractors can focus on.

Us supporters will keep...err...supporting, I guess. Sometimes with two eyes, but usually only with one (Sm100)

 
Re: Ashton at Toulon
Coughie (IP Logged)
30 August, 2017 12:52
Oh look, posts chopped and changed by other contributors. Now there's a surprise....



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Re: Ashton at Toulon
Adey (IP Logged)
30 August, 2017 16:50
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TOKS
Adey, I'm sure there are other Saracens players who made mistakes that day, so I would suspect that there are other things one of our most consistent detractors can focus on.
Us supporters will keep...err...supporting, I guess. Sometimes with two eyes, but usually only with one (Sm100)

I've no doubt. My point was in reply to the sarcasm about him not being able to defend. Ashton will score tries whoever he plays for, he always done it and he did it in rugby league. It could be argued that anyone surprised that he's moved on and is doing well and scoring tries doesn't rate him when attacking...

 
Re: Ashton at Toulon
CambridgeSarrie. (IP Logged)
01 September, 2017 21:00
I've noticed he tweets slot in French. Has Ashy got someone managing his account or can he actually 'do' francais? Good on him though, I've a real soft spot for him and am convinced he'll be back at AzP one day.



Here we go! Dah. Dah-dah-dee-dah....

 
Re: Ashton at Toulon
Darraghgirl (IP Logged)
03 September, 2017 17:41
Looks like he scored again today although Toulon lost to Clermont

 
Re: Ashton at Toulon
JO'G (IP Logged)
04 September, 2017 09:35
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Darraghgirl
Looks like he scored again today although Toulon lost to Clermont
was he playing against Stretts


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Re: Ashton at Toulon
Darraghgirl (IP Logged)
04 September, 2017 09:39
Apparently not, Strets doesn't seem to have been in the ASM team - is he injured?

Just checked ASM's "Infirmerie" and he's not there so presumably didn't make the team



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Re: Ashton at Toulon
Barnesy (IP Logged)
04 September, 2017 20:35
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Darraghgirl
Apparently not, Strets doesn't seem to have been in the ASM team - is he injured?
Just checked ASM's "Infirmerie" and he's not there so presumably didn't make the team

Last week when their game was on sky stretts was listed as injured so he might be just getting back to training or they might have hired the same person who used to keep the injury list on the 'fish upto date (Sm163)

 
Re: Ashton at Toulon
Quinten Poulsen (IP Logged)
09 September, 2017 12:32
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tpr's headmistress
Really, the Ashton who can't tackle...(Sm161)
Good to see him make such an excellent start at his new 'home'.

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Re: Ashton at Toulon
tpr's headmistress (IP Logged)
09 September, 2017 21:01
Consider yourself slapped! (Sm151) Slight difference in body bulk but tackling isn't his forte - doesn't mean we can't praise him when he occasionally makes a good one.

 
Re: Ashton at Toulon
Darraghgirl (IP Logged)
09 September, 2017 22:06
Toulon/Toulouse is on Sky tomorrow



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