A Third Premiership Club Set To Join Race To Sign James Haskell

Wanted man.

England flanker James Haskell is set to leaves Wasps at the end of the season. But a move abroad seems highly unlikely.

Haskell, who toured with the Lions last summer, is keen to stay in the Aviva Premiership. He wants to fight for a place in Eddie Jones’ England squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and knows he must remain in his native country to do so.

He’s already sampled the Top 14, Japan and Super Rugby and another stint abroad doesn’t interest him. Luckily, it looks like he has plenty of suitors in England for next season.

Bristol and Northampton are already said to be in the race. But now The Rugby Paper are reporting that Worcester Warriors are weighing up a move for the Test veteran.

They say Haskell would be willing to take a cut on his £250,000-a-year wages, with the Warriors looking for someone to replace Scotland International David Denton, who’s joining Leicester at the end of the season.