Powerhouse centre Tom Ashton joined Cornwall RLFC in June 2022 from Rochdale Horners on an 18th month deal.
In 2022, Ashton started the season as a regular with Rochdale and bagged a fine hat-trick in the away triumph at London Skolars. However, he fell out of favour at Spotland outfit and left the Hornets after 18 months playing for Cornwall’s Betfred League 1 rivals.
Prior to plying his trade for Rochdale, Ashton has previously represented Hunslet, Oldham, Dewsbury and Sheffield Eagles. He also spent his formative years playing rugby union in the academy structure at Sale Sharks.
Ashton scored a trademark try on his home debut for Cornwall against Hunslet in July last year. He also appeared in three Betfred Challenge Cup ties for Rochdale last year, scoring once in the round two victory over Midlands Hurricanes.