Dan Luger, the Rugby World Cup winning winner for the England Rugby Team has slammed laid into current England international Chris Ashton stating that he has lost that X-factor that his game had.
Luger scored 24 tries for the England national team during his five year spell with the national team during which time he managed 38 caps for his country and he seemed absolutely at a loss regarding Stuart Lancaster, the national team’s boss decision to persist with the Saracens FC player who has managed to score just three tries during his last twenty test appearances for England.
The former Northampton Saints player was given starts in all three of the England Rugby Team’s autumn internationals but there was a distinct possibility that he would make way during the team’s second match against Argentina but injuries to Marland Yarde as well as Christian Wade prompted Lancaster to start with the pairing of Ashton and Ben Foden on the two flanks and continued with the same partnership in the match against New Zealand as well.
But according to the former England man Luger, England should start looking for alternatives on the wing, adding that he doesn’t quite understand how Ashton is still in the squad. Luger also mentioned that Ashton burst on to the scene a few years back and did quite well but he hasn’t delivered on the promise and that is not acceptable.
Luger further mentioned that Ashton doesn’t have the X-factor anymore. He stated that the England Rugby Team flanker doesn’t break tackle and he can’t remember the last time he saw him break a tackle. Luger also mentioned that if Chris Ashton is the best option for the team at the moment, then it is a worrying sign because he just cannot defend while tracking back.