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Saracens winger Chris Ashton sits down with Nick Heath to discuss taking his opportunity with England, how he’s perceived by the fans, his young teammate Maro Itoje and what it will take for England to get the mental edge at the upcoming Rugby World Cup.

On his perceived arrogance in some quarters, particularly around the ‘Ash Splash’ dive when scoring tries, Ashton says that everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

“There’s nothing I can do to alter that perception really. I enjoy scoring tries and if that offends people, me diving over the line, then that is their decision.”

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Thanks to Nick from Rugby Media for the insightful chat

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