Monday, 29 August 2011

James Haskell reflects on the challenge ahead for England

Last season proved to be an interesting one for James Haskell. A good Six Nations where he showed his versatility in the back row playing as an open side, the 26 year old also experienced the pain of losing in the European Challenge Cup final with Stade Français before announcing that he will be moving on to Japanese side, Ricoh Black Rams. Next season he is also likely to feature in the Super 15 before returning to Wasps for the start of the 2012/13 season.

He has had a good preparation for the World Cup with two encouraging performances in the No.8 jersey. As he leaves for New Zealand today, he will know that he is in a very strong position to start against Argentina in just under two weeks time.

In this video he talks about England’s chances, the combination of power and intelligence that is needed to win and what would constitute a successful tournament for England. Haskell also gives his thoughts on who he thinks will be the main contenders and who the ‘dark horses’ are likely to be.

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