Six of the best tries from Super Rugby


7 Sensational tries as Fiji edge rivals


France U20s thrill home crowd in semi


Jerome Kaino attempts conversion kick


TJ Perenara scores outrageous try


Fraser McKenzies blocks, gets KO'd


Beast Mtawarira on his 100th Test


USA edge Scotland in dramatic win


Wales and North beat Ireland

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Chris Ashton can only laugh after clearance kick goes comically wrong

Toulon snuck past Bath in round three of the European Champions Cup with a 24-20 win despite a horror blooper from Chris Ashton twenty minutes from time. He could only laugh about it post match, saying that he simply tried to kick it too hard. 

The former England winger was playing at fullback and while kicking is usually an important requirement for that position, he got this one completely wrong, no thanks to the loose quick lineout throw from Josua Tuisova. 

The ball went waywards so Ashton was hurried into the kick, slicing it spectacularly then faceplanting as he attempted to chase in vain, while Jonathan Joseph rubbed it in by running under the posts to score the try. 

Ashton laughed about it, saying that we should forget about it as quick as possible.

"Sometimes you just have to laugh, I think. That is one of those times," he told Sky Sports post match. "I did call for it from him, and I just wanted to put too much on it."

Luckily for Ashton, young flyhalf replacement Anthony Belleau kept his composure late in the game to score a very well taken try from a neat kick ahead. 

Catch up on full match highlights below 

Don't miss out on rugby's biggest stories and most
popular videos with the new Rugbydump Daily

Posted by Rugbydump at 10:10 am | View Comments (0)

Posted in See it to Believe it

No Comments

Viewing {[{ comments.length }]} Comments Refresh

Loading...

{[{c.num_likes}]}👍· Reply · Report

Register or Login to share your thoughts as a comment

Register or Login to share your thoughts as a comment