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Chris Ashton gifted Bath an easy try this afternoon with a horrendous clearance kick

It was a real howler from the former England wing during Toulon’s Champions Cup win.

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IT WAS A late, great win to remember for Toulon against Bath on Saturday but there was one moment in particular Chris Ashton will want to forget.

With his side leading by just a single point with 20 minutes remaining in their Champions Cup Pool 5 clash at Stade Mayol, the ex-England international sliced a poor clearance to allow Jonathan Joseph in for an easy try under the posts.

The player was deployed in a new role at full-back on Saturday but looked uncomfortable throughout the four point victory.

It was a moment which looked like potentially handing Bath a stunning away win in France, however Anthony Belleau’s late try spared Ashton’s blushes as Toulon held on for a 24-20 win.

The 30-year-old saw the funny side of it afterwards.

“I scored on my own try line!,” Ashton laughed speaking with Sky Sports after the game. “We’ll forget about that as soon as possible.

“Sometimes you just have to laugh and that is one of those times. Josh put it over my head a little bit — but I did call for it — and I just put a little bit too much on it.”

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