Rugby World Cup winning former England star Dan Luger has called for Stuart Lancaster to drop Saracens FC star Chris Ashton from the national side.
Luger mentioned that the player has used up all his chances for the national team and his continued presence in the national team is damaging the credibility of England manager Stuart Lancaster as well.
Luger scored 24 tries for England in his five years for the national team, having earned 38 caps for the country and he was part of the legendary Rugby World Cup winning side of 2003 with Jonny Wilkinson clinching the title with a last minute drop goal.
And according to Luger, England should give Ashton a rest, adding that he has been putting up below par performances for the team for quite some time.
He went on to add that he doesn’t quite understand why the Saracens FC star is still in the squad, mentioning that he had burst onto the scene a few years back but hasn’t progressed from there and that is just not acceptable.
Ashton scored 15 tries for the national team in his first 17 matches but has scored just three tries in his last 20 test matches for the country, displaying how much his form has dipped over the last few years.
Luger, who had played for Ashton’s former side as well as Harlequins FC, Perpignan as well as Toulon in a sparkling, already injury hit career stated that he has lost that X-factor, adding that he doesn’t break tackles before going on to state that he doesn’t remember the last time he saw him breaking a tackle.
And Luger also mentioned that if the Saracens FC player is the best option that the England team has at the moment, then the future looks very bleak.