WATCH: Chris Ashton sparkles with two tries in Toulon debut
Last Updated: 27/08/17 7:14pm
Chris Ashton got his Toulon career off to a flying start as he scored twice in a 41-14 win over Pau on Sunday.
Though Ashton had featured for the three-time European Champions in the preseason, Sunday marked his official club debut in a competitive fixture, and the 39-Test international made sure it was a day to remember.
After a reasonably quiet first half the winger latched onto a looping pass from Pau fly-half Colin Slade in the 62nd minute to go all the way for his first try in Toulon colours. The 30-year-old then got on the end of an overlap to dive over in the corner six minutes later.
Ashton could easily have notched a hat-trick, but a poor pass from Sebastien Tillous-Borde scuppered a chance to race down the left touchline for a third.
Not content to just contribute with the ball, the former Northampton and Saracens man showed his commitment to his new club to track back and put in an incredible try-saving tackle on Thibault Daubagna who looked certain to score in the left corner.
Click on the video above to watch Chris Ashton's first outing for Toulon
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