A star of the Rhinos Academy, Ashton was quickly identified as a player with huge potential and he was called up to make his debut against London Broncos in 2014. He was named Academy Player of the Year at the end of the 2014 season and was rewarded with a new four-year contract.
His first appearance in 2015 came against Warrington and he went onto make a further three appearances over the year and earned a regular spot in the first team the following season following the departure of Zak Hardaker. He also played on dual registration with Featherstone and helped them to qualify for the Super 8 qualifiers. In 2017 he made 22 appearances and scored 26 points and confirmed his reputation for outstanding defence on his own goal line.
He earned a new five contract in 2017 and won the Yorkshire Evening Post Shooter Star award, joining some of the most successful players in the club’s history on the award’s roll of honour. He ended the year representing Jamaica and marked his debut with a try against France.
His amateur club is Stanningley, the same club that has produced Rhinos stars Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Jamie Peacock and with them he won League on four occasions, the Yorkshire Cup, the National Cup and the Yorkshire Challenge Cup. He has represented Yorkshire, the Leeds Service Area and in 2013 he was selected to play against France for England.
His childhood hero was his Grandad and the player he most admires in the game in admires is former Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield for his prep and execution. Having successfully passed his A Levels in 2015, he earned a place at Leeds Beckett University for a sports degree