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James Haskell
England
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Full name James Andrew Welbon Haskell
Born April 2, 1985, Windsor
Current age 29 years 172 days
Major teams Highlanders, Ricoh Black Rams, Stade Fran├žais, Wasps, England
Position Back-row
Height 6 ft 4 in
Weight 251 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2007-2014 51 35 16 20 4 0 0 0 27 22 2 54.90
Five/Six Nations 2007-2013 25 18 7 15 3 0 0 0 16 8 1 66.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 80.00

Career statistics
Test debut Wales v England at Millennium Stadium, Mar 17, 2007 match details
Last Test New Zealand v England at Auckland, Jun 7, 2014 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2003-2014 85 60 25 45 9 0 0 0 40 41 4 49.41
Wasps 2003-2014 85 60 25 45 9 0 0 0 40 41 4 49.41
Profile

James Haskell can play in any of the three positions across the back-row and will play for London Wasps in the 2012-13 season after brief sojourns in Japan and New Zealand.

From an early age he was earmarked as the potential successor to Lawrence Dallagio at Wasps and he took his bow for the club side at the age of 18. By 2006-07 he was a regular in the Wasps side, citing his Man-of-the-Match performance against London Irish that season as a turning point in his career. He was a replacement in Wasps' Heineken Cup triumph later that year but previous to this, he made his England debut against Wales in March 2007.

Included in England's preliminary World Cup squad in 2007, he missed the cut but was recalled for the Six Nations. An injury cut his tournament short and on return he again had to battle back into the side in time for defeats against South Africa and New Zealand, becoming one of four players sin-binned against the All Blacks.

In 2009 he surprised many by accepting a move to Stade Francais but his performances there continued to keep him in the England team and he impressed in some otherwise disappointing matches, including scoring a brace of tries against Wales in the opening game of the 2010 Six Nations.

He started every match of the championship-winning 2011 Six Nations and retained his place for his side's dismal Rugby World Cup that autumn. He was one of those in hot water following an off-the-field incident at the team's hotel in Dunedin.

By then he had left France - a move forced on him by Stade Francais' finances - and journeyed to Japan to play for the Black Rams. After thnis he moved to New Zealand for a season in Super Rugby where he turned out for the Highlanders and vied with the likes of Adam Thomson for a spot in their back-row.

He returned to the international scene on England's summer tour of South Africa, when he was handed a start in the final test against the Springboks. But come the announcement of the EPS for the 2012-13 season, Haskell was handed a spot in the Saxons but there's every chance he could still feature for the senior side in the autumn internationals if he impresses at Wasps.

Latest Articles
Haskell wants Wasps to build new legacy (Aug 20, 2014) Haskell handed Wasps captaincy (Aug 18, 2014) James Haskell calls for new Wasps era (May 25, 2014) Haskell ready to seize England chance (May 17, 2014) 'Get a life' Haskell tells young players (Apr 18, 2014) James Haskell news and articles (177) »
Latest Photos
Jun 17, 2014
James Haskell takes a big hit from Jordan Taufua
James Haskell takes a big hit from Jordan Taufua
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May 24, 2014
James Haskell rampages forward for Wasps
James Haskell rampages forward for Wasps
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Apr 19, 2014
Wasps' James Haskell gets the opening try of the game
Wasps' James Haskell gets the opening try of the game
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Nov 18, 2013
Six of the Aviva Premiership's players pose in aid of Movember
Six of the Aviva Premiership's players pose in aid of Movember
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