sport news Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond reveals why Chris Ashton left

'It was just a disagreement on how we want to play. He wants to do it one way, I want to do it another and that's it': Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond reveals why Chris Ashton left after having contract mutually terminated Chris Ashton had his contract mutually terminated at Sale Sharks on Monday  Steve Diamond has revealed that it was due to a fallout of tactics with Ashton  Ashton had scored four tries in seven Premiership appearances this season

By Phil Medlicott, Press Association Sport

Published: 17:09 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 17:09 GMT, 3 March 2020

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Chris Ashton left Sale after 'a disagreement on how we want to play the game', the club's director of rugby Steve Diamond has said.

Sale on Monday announced Ashton was departing with immediate effect with them having reached a mutual agreement with the 32-year-old wing regarding the termination of his contract.

Diamond said on Tuesday: 'There is no situation, just a disagreement on how we want to play the game.

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