The Ash Splash, loved by many, hated by some

Brendan Gallagher delves into some of rugby’s most enduring images, their story and why they are still so impactful

What is happening here?It’s May 13, 2017 and Saracens wing Chris Ashton is preparing to splash down in trademark fashion for an early try for Saracens in the European Cup Final at Murrayfield against Clermont Auvergne after chasing down Alex Goode’s chip ahead.Clermont’s full-back Scott Spedding can only look on helplessly, the fate of many defenders trying to deal with Ashton in his pomp.What’s the story behind the picture?A career...

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