Sarcens beat Ulster 27-16 and Clermont Auvergne beat Montpellier 36-14 to advance to the semifinals of rugby union’s Heineken Cup.
England wing Chris Ashton signed a “long-term” contract to join Saracens next season, the Premiership rugby team said on its website.
Chris Ashton will miss England’s rugby Test against Fiji next week after receiving a one-week ban for three yellow cards this season. He was also warned about his tackling technique.
England beat Scotland 38-18 on the opening day of rugby’s Six Nations tournament, as Ireland held on to defeat defending champion Wales 30-22.
Chris Ashton returns to the starting lineup for England’s Test match against Australia in two days at Twickenham, the Rugby Football Union said in a statement.
Chris Ashton scored two tries and Toby Flood kicked a record 25 points as England beat Australia 35-18 in an international rugby Test in London.
Chris Ashton scored a record four tries as England beat Italy 59-13 in rugby’s Six Nations.
England upset New Zealand 38-21 to end the rugby world champion’s 20-game unbeaten run.
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"I have decided to join Saracens from next season ...until then it's all about Saints."
- Chris Ashton on Jan 19, 2012