Monday, October 15, 2018 | ePaper

Northampton sign England's Haskell from Wasps

  • Print



Northampton announced on Monday the signing of England back-row forward James Haskell on a one-year contract from rival English Premiership side Wasps.
Haskell was a member of the Lions squad that toured New Zealand in 2017 and has represented England 77 times, including at two Rugby World Cups.
"I'm really excited and humbled to be joining a giant of English rugby in Northampton Saints," Haskell told Northampton's website.
"Having had the opportunity to play against them for many years now, I know this is a club with a proud history and a set of passionate and loyal supporters who always make their presence felt.
"It's no secret that I want to continue my international career for as long as possible. The only way I can do that is by putting my best foot forward in club rugby and helping Saints fight their way back into contention for silverware."
Haskell made more than 200 appearances for Wasps during two spells, winning both the Premiership and Heineken Cup.
The player, who has also spent time with Stade Francais, Japanese club Ricoh Black Rams, and New Zealand side Highlanders, can play in any of the three positions across the back-row.

More News For this Category

Youth Women's Handball: Jamalpur, Naogaon reach final

Jamalpur and Naogaon DSAs reached to the final of the 5th Walton National Youth Women's Handball Championship eliminating their rivals in the semifinals at the Shaheed Capt (Retd) M Mansur

Vermaelen out for six weeks with hamstring injury

Barcelona's Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen will be sidelined for around six weeks after picking up a right hamstring injury while on international duty, the Spanish giants said Monday.The 32-year-old, who

Thais dominate in first Pakistan golf tour for decade

Jubilant Thai golfer Tirawat Kaewsiribandit soared to victory Sunday in the first international golf event to be held in Pakistan for over a decade."It was difficult in the beginning but

Bolt fumes over drug test notice

Sprint legend Usain Bolt says he's stunned after being handed a drug testing notice despite retiring from athletics and having no professional contract as he bids to launch a football

Knee fracture set to end injury-plagued Del Potro's season

Injury-plagued Juan Martin del Potro is set to miss the rest of the season after it was revealed Sunday the giant Argentine had fractured his knee at the Shanghai Masters."It's

In this photo provided by the OIS/IOC, Agustina Sofia Giannasio competes in the Semifinal of the Archery Mixed International Team Event at the Archery Range in Tecnopolis Park at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Sunday.

In this photo provided by the OIS/IOC, Agustina Sofia Giannasio competes in the Semifinal of the Archery Mixed International Team Event at the Archery Range in Tecnopolis Park at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Sunday.

Inquest into Roebuck death set to be reopened

An inquest into the supposed suicide of renowned cricket writer Peter Roebuck in South Africa in 2011 is set to be reopened, his former employer reported Monday.  English-born Roebuck, 55,

Djokovic wins fourth Shanghai title

Djokovic wins fourth Shanghai title

Novak Djokovic continued his scintillating run of form as he breezed past Croatian Borna Coric 6-3 6-4 to win the Shanghai Masters title for the fourth time on Sunday.With a

Papalii gets surprise nod for All Blacks tour

The All Blacks named uncapped flanker Dalton Papalii on Monday in a 32-man squad for a Test against Australia in Japan and their tour involving matches against England, Ireland and

Kenya officials charged in Olympic corruption inquiry

Seven senior Kenyan officials will be charged over alleged corruption surrounding the 2016 Olympic Games, the country's chief prosecutor said.Those accused include ex-Sports Minister Hassan Wario and former Olympic Committee