James Haskell responds to being released by Wasps

James Haskell has revealed to The Telegraph that he is “very disappointed and sad” Wasps have decided to release him at the end of the season

“Obviously it is very disappointing,” said Haskell of his departure from Wasps.



“I always wanted to stay at Wasps but it wasn’t my choice unfortunately. We never discussed contracts, they found people they felt could do better jobs and that was the end of it. It wasn’t financial, it didn’t get to that stage really.

“I would have liked to have stayed – it was my childhood club that I always supported. But you have to understand it is business. All the semantics and rhetoric, and however much you do for a club, they have to keep winning and getting results and they feel other people can do that.

“It has been my home for 12 seasons and I will do all I can to help the boys win silverware and finish this season on a high. I learnt pretty early in life that sentiment and being over the top is going to get you burnt one day. It is sad though. It is an end of an era.”

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