Jones open to Ashton recall

Jones open to Ashton recall

England boss Eddie Jones has told Saracens winger Chris Ashton he still has a future with the Red Rose if he gets back to his best.

Having been found guilty of biting during a match against Northampton two weeks ago, Ashton is currently serving a 13-week suspension and therefore missed out on the squad for the autumn internationals next month.

Many have thought that would be end of the line for the 29-year-old regarding a possible return to the England squad, having also missed out on the squad for the 2015 World Cup.

However Jones has not closed the door on Ashton and has told the Sarries try machine to get back to his best for his club after the suspension in a bid to get back into the England set up.

He told reporters: "I'm not frustrated by Chris, that's the choice he's made. He needs to find a good restaurant in Barnet, so that he's not hungry!

"You can't endorse any sort of behaviour like that. He was found guilty and has been punished.

"I sent him a text the other day saying 'if you play well when you come back, I will consider you'."


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