James Haskell reveals the two other countries he could have played for

James Haskell may be one of England rugby’s most recognisable stars, but he’s revealed his professional career could have been very different if he’d chosen to play for Wales instead.

The Northampton Saints back-rower made the unexpected admission that, due to being half Welsh, he could have played for Wales – or Ireland!

The 33-year-old flanker told BBC Radio Wales: “I’m actually half Welsh, and I’m fully Welsh qualified, so I could have quite happily played for Wales.

“I doubt I would have got into the team, before any of your listeners tweet me.

“But I love the Welsh, and I’ve got some good Welsh friends.”

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