England flanker James Haskell reveals when he’s planning to retire

England and Lions flanker James Haskell says he is “playing for a contract” in the final year of his Wasps deal.

The 32-year-old rejoined Wasps in 2013, four years after first leaving for stints with Stade Francais, Ricoh Black Rams and Highlanders.


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However, he says he is determined to play for at least two more years before retiring.

“There is motivation everywhere. I am playing for a deal at Wasps and to get back into the England side,” added Haskell.

“I would like to think I have two or three years left and the most important factor for me is do everything I possibly can to be the best rugby player I can be,” said Haskell, who has won 75 caps playing for England.


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“There is a different mindset, you have to start looking even more at what you are going to do outside of rugby.

“And everybody I meet who has retired says the real world is terrible, and you should play as long as you can.”

He says he is determined to play for at least two more years before retiring.

“There is motivation everywhere. I am playing for a deal at Wasps and to get back into the England side,” added Haskell.



“I would like to think I have two or three years left and the most important factor for me is do everything I possibly can to be the best rugby player I can be,” said Haskell, who has won 75 caps playing for England.

“There is a different mindset, you have to start looking even more at what you are going to do outside of rugby.

“And everybody I meet who has retired says the real world is terrible, and you should play as long as you can.”

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