WATCH | Trevor Leota recalls knocking out a young James Haskell

Wasps legend Trevor Leota recalls getting into a scrap with James Haskell that saw the England flanker come off a lot worse…

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1. Lawrence Dallaglio

Although the story regarding the England and Wasps isn’t particularly standout or shocking, it does make him look like a bit of a dick.

Before the 2007 World Cup, he invited Haskell to his hotel room for afternoon tea.

Hask found him ‘reclining on his bed in a fluffy dressing gown, like some ailing monarch.’

After making Haskell pour him a cup of tea, Dallaglio said: “Hask, I’ve been speaking to Brian (Ashton) and we’ve decided to take you to the World Cup.”

Despite spending £50 on the afternoon tea, Haskell left in a state of high excitement.

However, a few weeks later he discovered when the squad was announced and he wasn’t in it. He was never given a reason why by the Wasps captain. Baffling.


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