Splashdown : The Story of My World Cup Year
From try scoring records to controversial celebrations, Chris Ashton has had an amazing year. Announcing his star presence with an awesome 85-metre try against Australia, Chris burst onto the scene and has lit up Twickenham. In his new book he delves into the England rugby team's renaissance, a victorious Six Nations campaign, the build-up to the Rugby World Cup and the tournament itself in New Zealand. From dynamic tries on the pitch to behind-the-scenes life on tour, this is the story of England's Rugby World Cup journey from the player everyone is talking about.
- Electronic book text
- 07 Nov 2011
- Simon & Schuster Ltd
- United Kingdom
- 8pp colour plates
Chris Ashton plays rugby union for Northampton and England. Born and brought up in Wigan, Ashton played rugby league and made the switch to union in 2007. In 2008 he broke the National Division One try scorer record and he was named Premiership player of the season for 2009/2010. He made his debut for England against France in 2010 and in 2011 he became the first person in the history of the Six Nations to score four tries in a single match.