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The Saracens wing failed to find his best form during the Championship but was only one game away from a winner’s medal and a Grand Slam when he arrived for the final round in Wales.
It wasn’t to be though as the defending champions triumphed 30-3 in Cardiff.
Ashton admits that was hard to take but as he prepares for a European semi-final with Saracens he believes he is back on track.
“The loss in Wales was a real shock to the system. No-one expected it. To go away from that was pretty difficult, to even understand why it happened,” he said.
“The stick I was getting was something I hadn’t experienced before but hopefully I’m better off for going through it.
"The chances were not coming but we were winning until that final shock in Cardiff. Only then do you look back and realise that it didn’t go as well as I wanted it to do, but it wasn’t for lack of trying.”