Northampton Saints have confirmed the signing of England international and British & Irish Lion James Haskell from Wasps for next season.
The back-row forward has put pen to paper on a one-year deal at Franklin’s Gardens, becoming Saints’ seventh signing ahead of the 2018/19 season.
Here’s how fans responded to the news on social media:
Solid signing.#TeamHaskell t-shirts on standby.
— Jon Clarke (@jonclarke13) May 14, 2018
Definitely a marmite style appointment this, mixed feelings across the #SaintsNation. I’ll wait a few months before passing judgment.
— Mark Cookson (@markc85) May 14, 2018
I think a backrow of Haskell Harrison and Gibson is pretty good and has a bit of everything
— Toby Warner (@WarnerToby) May 14, 2018
Welcome to the Garden James, pleased to have you onboard. Absolutely thrilled. Wasps loss is definitely our gain. The gardens is going to be electric next season. Building The Gardens back into the colosseum it once was. Exciting times. 👊👊
— Nathan (@Nathann_09) May 14, 2018
Awful, Just truly awful recruitment
— Chris Hagger (@rugby_chris) May 14, 2018
Great show of intent from the club. Welcome James
— Mark (@MarkColes01) May 14, 2018
Well,well,well…..never saw that one coming 👀
Welcome to Saints 💚⚫💛
— Kristin Plant (@misskristinruth) May 14, 2018
— Edward Tucker (@EdTucker89) May 14, 2018