James Haskell’s career will draw to a close at the end of the 2018/19 season as the entertaining flanker prepares to hang up his boots.
Here’s how former teammates have responded on twitter:
Congrats on the fantastic career @jameshaskell. Achieved so much during his time playing rugby. An acquired taste for some, but everyone who knew him loved him. Team player, super professional, hilarious and all round good guy. Best of luck post rugby. #casio #hask #haskell pic.twitter.com/h3MHxek7dB— Joe Simpson (@joesimpson9) May 7, 2019
He played in Japan, New Zealand, France and England.— JB (@Jbeardmore) May 7, 2019
Won a grand slam, European cups and the prem.
Whitewashed Australia, toured with the lions.
All the while starting numerous business, opened a gym and wrote several books.
That is simply outstanding career! @jameshaskell
Congrats @jameshaskell on a hell of a shift mate! Enjoyed playing with & against you even with your terrible chat but you’ve put a smile on people’s faces! I’m sure you’ll be as relentless & successful in retirement! 1 in 10 of your gags are funny so persistence beats resistance!— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) May 7, 2019
James Haskell retiring. Often a force of nature on the pitch, and virtually unstoppable off it. The game is suddenly a little less colourful (and noisy.) https://t.co/X2W1x1Ddr7— Nick Mullins (@andNickMullins) May 7, 2019
James Haskell has announced his retirement from Rugby at the end of this Season. A huge thank you for all the support you have shown us over the last 4 years… 👌✅— OddBalls (@myoddballs) May 7, 2019
A great ambassador for the game and also of OddBalls! THANK YOU 🙌🙌 pic.twitter.com/KILETe4qd1