Sharks winger plans to upset Sale legend Cueto
SALE’S Chris Ashton has a Premiership landmark in his sights – 100 tries.
The 32-year-old scored his 85th top-flight try in the Sharks’ impressive 48-10 win over Harlequins at the AJ Bell Stadium last week.
Reaching a century would make him the leading scorer in the history of the Premiership, overtaking current leader Tom Varndell who played for Leicester, Wasps and Bath.
But second in the list is Sale legend and England World Cup winner Mark Cueto, who has 90.
“I would love to get 100, that would be the goal,” Ashton told the Rugby Union Weekly podcast.
“I’m more bothered about Cuets to be honest, I’m five behind him and it’s bothering him! I don’t know if I could get to the top of the standings before the end of the season, it is a very difficult question.
“I would really like it to happen, just to get it out the way but you never know what is going to happen.
“Just so long as they keep coming, I’m happy.”
As well as Sale, former rugby league star Ashton has played for Northampton and Saracens.
But he will have to wait to add to his tally of Premiership ties as the Sharks return to Heineken Cup action.
Steve Diamond’s troops face La Rochelle in France on Friday, then host Glasgow on January 18 before returning to the Premiership on January 25 when they travel to Exeter.