James Haskell has revealed his search for a new club will be influenced by his chances of staying in the England reckoning, as he considers several options
“My priority is going to a place that I’ll contribute to, will improve as a player and be competitive, and obviously keep me in the mix for England. I’ve got to make a big decision,” Haskell, who has been linked with Gloucester, Northampton Saints and Bristol, told Sky Sports.
“I’ve got to talk to my agent, sit down and look at the options.
“I’m very sad to be leaving Wasps and I just want to keep being involved here [with England]. I want to play at a club that is competitive and is going to win silverware.”
The England back-rower also discussed Danny Cipriani’s future after it was confirmed the fly-half would also be leaving Wasps in the summer.
“Danny is probably a couple of steps away from here [England] but any injury and he could come in,” he added.
“He is one of the best attacking 10’s in the Premiership and has an unbelievable a skillset. You’ve seen what he’s done for Wasps. Any club would be lucky to have him.
“I can’t comment on where he’s going to be but Danny’s very competitive. He’s someone that really cares about what he does and how he wants to perform. He takes life very seriously.
“It would never be a decision about going for wealth, but to be a key rugby player and to help improve himself.”