James Haskell responds to transfer rumours linking him with move away from Wasps

Wasps and England star James Haskell has been linked with a move to join Bristol Rugby next season according to reports.

The 32-year-old is one of the most experienced players in the current Enghasquad having gained 75 caps for his country in a 10-year international career.

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Te flanker has also taken the rare step for an English player of playing in New Zealand for the Highlanders, France with Stade Francais and Japan with the Ricoh Black Rams – experiencing club rugby around the world.


Speaking in an interview with The Rugby Pod podcast last week Haskell addressed the rumours directly.


He said: “I am out of contract at Wasps [at the end of the season]. I am honestly, and this is genuine I am not making excuses, I have not had a conversation with anyone about anything, I have just been trying to get my stuff in order with my playing.

“I think that kind of being left out of the England squad, it was the first time I have been left out when I am fully fit and able to play, it has just refocused “

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