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James Haskell Receives New Contract from Wasps

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James-HaskellJames Haskell the England international has extended his contracts announced the Wasps and will be the team captain for the season.

The back row has won 51 caps for England and progressed rapidly from the Wasp Academy to the senior club, becoming the youngest Wasp to play in the Premiership when he made his debut at 18 in 2002.

In first seven years with the Wasps, Haskell won the Premiership and Heineken Cup, prior to playing for periods in France, New Zealand and Japan.

He returned to play for the club two years ago and now has 132 appearances for the black and gold.

Haskell’s energy is quite infectious on the field and off and he said he was pleased he extended his contract and honored to have been asked to be the captain of the club.

He told reporters that the Wasps were a great part of his life as he has played for the club a total of nine seasons. He is thankful for the club’s support staff but most importantly the coaches, in helping him return to the England club last season.

He told listeners he was raised supporting the Wasps which many people are unaware of and has been a fan since age 12.

He called his squad the most competitive in years, with internationals arriving, along with talented young lads wanting to make a big impact.

He said the club has returned to the top table in Europe following the last season’s victory in Paris and have benefitted from the financial stability of the club off the field.

The squad is under no illusion of the hard work needed to continue the club up the table. Today’s competition said Haskell in modern rugby is tough and strong.

He said easy games no longer exist, but the top six remain the focus for the club moving forward.

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