Chris Ashton faces potential ban over alleged bite

The England star was accused of biting an opponent in Saracens' win against Northampton

Chris Ashton faces potential ban over alleged bite

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Chris Ashton faces a potential spell on the sidelines after being accused of biting an opponent during a Premiership game in England.

The Saracens star, was accused of biting Northampton's Alex Waller during the game at Allianz Park. Saracens won the game 27-12 to remain unbeaten after three games. 

Ashton has a history of disciplinary issues. Earlier this year he missed the Six Nations, where England eventually won the Grand Slam. The rugby league convert was found guilty of an eye-gouging offence against Ulster's Luke Marshall.

"There is a good chance Chris will be cited, so we will see what happens," Mark McCall, the Saracens Director of Rugby said after the match.

Ashton has not played for England since Eddie Jones took charge of the team. He missed the Six Nations through suspension, and was not selected for the winning tour of Australia earlier this summer.

If the 29-year-old is banned, he may be unavailable for England's Autumn internationals against South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia.