James Haskell is a former Northampton Saints, Wasps and England rugby player.
He made his Wasps and England representative debut at the age of 18.
After only one season with England U19s, he was called up to join the England U21s, where he gained recognition as the only player to have played every one of the 20 games for that age group, two years running.
After the team achieved the Grand Slam in 2006, James Haskell was selected for the England team that played the Barbarians at Twickenham.
As a powerful and dynamic back-rower and excellent ball carrier, in 2006 he was called up for the England Sevens.
Selection for the England Saxons team followed, and Haskell played in both Saxons matches against Italy and Ireland in February 2007.
On the 17th March 2007, James made his debut in the England senior side in the RBS 6 Nations Cup against Wales at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.
He won his 50th England cap during the 2013 6 Nations tournament.
In 2017, Haskell was called up to represent the British and Irish Lions.
James Haskell is an experienced and entertaining after-dinner speaker and motivational speaker.
Haskell & Payne
If you would prefer to have an in-conversation style event, why not consider booking An Evening with James Haskell, in conversation with Alex Payne.
Enjoy a 60minute off-the-record chat with one of English Rugby’s most colourful characters.
James will take you with him as he recalls playing around the world – in Japan, New Zealand, France and England.
Having won the Premiership, European Cup, Grand Slam and been man of the series in England’s 3-0 whitewash of the Wallabies in 2016 he is well placed to give rare and amusing insights into the sport.
Hosted in conversation by his ‘The Good, The Bad and The Rugby’ teammate – rugby broadcaster Alex Payne, this is the perfect way to entertain clients and to leave them amused, informed and inspired.