French Giants Toulon Release Chris Ashton Statement

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French giants Toulon have rubbished reports that surface overnight suggesting Chris Ashton has asked for an early release from his contract.

Ashton, who signed a three-year deal with the thee-time European champions last summer, has been in excellent form, smashing the Top 14 try-scoring record in his first season.

“Following rumours circulating the media, Toulon confirms that winger Chris Ashton is still under contract with the club for two seasons.” a statement read

“To date, no request for termination of contract has been made by Chris Ashton. On the contrary, the English winger has asked for an extension of his contract for an extra season. The club is studying this possibility.”

“Any other information disseminated in the media may be considered completely unfounded.”

Meanwhile, Toulon are reportedly set to complete the signing of All Blacks winger Julian Savea with an announcement expected shortly.