Like Matt Ellis, Ashley can come across as an angry man. As one of the younger players on the side, Ashley (along with Matt, Paul etc) is currently going through puberty, thus meaning such wild temperament can be blamed on a raging stream of testosterone.
But it has not stopped him winning League representative honours or rarely missing a game since joining the seniors four seasons ago after progressing through the youth ranks with Fred Delany's dream team. Is now up to sixth in the all-time appearance list after starting every single game last season and was voted Players' Player of the Year.
Senior appearances at the end of 2011-12 season: 88 (2)