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Ashton scores 3 tries for Barbarians in 63-45 win v England

LONDON (AP) Chris Ashton scored a hat trick of tries as the Barbarians condemned England to an embarrassing fourth straight defeat by emerging 63-45 winners at Twickenham on Sunday.

Ashton carried his record-breaking club form for French giant Toulon into his first appearance against the nation for whom he won 39 caps until departing for France last year.

The 31-year-old winger hopes to revive his England career in the future and this performance - albeit in a match where defending was low down both teams' agendas - issued a reminder of his artistry as a finisher.