James Haskell reveals his mother lied about his age to give him start in rugby

Former England flanker James Haskell has revealed his mother had to lie about his age to get him into a rugby team.

“I was five when I first started playing rugby,” Haskell said, revealing that was too young to join his local club.


“Basically, my mum lied about my age and signed me up to Maidenhead Rugby Club.

“It was the perfect crime, she could get rid of me and my dad out of the house and have a bit of peace and quiet!”

Haskell begins his stint in the I’m A Celebrity jungle this evening alongside stars such as Ian Wright and Caitlyn Jenner.

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