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Haskell leaving Wasps....BBC
Discussion started by Houghton Saint (IP Logged), 31 January, 2018 09:19
tboullem
Houghton Saint
31 January, 2018 09:19
Reported on the beeb this morning ( wed ) that Brand Haskell is leaving Coventry Wasps at the end of the season.....no, please Gaffer, no !

Walks11
Walks11
31 January, 2018 09:26
Why not Mobbs?

Depends who in our squad is leaving of course, but if there is a gap and the price was right why not. Hes going to be busting a gut to be in England contention. Get past the bluff and bluster hes actually a good player and extremely dedicated so I dont see a problem with it.

HungryLikeTheWolf
Wilson Pickett
31 January, 2018 09:46
apparently no bids, only club interested is Irish and hes not interested

France makes sense

St tub
St tub
31 January, 2018 09:46
Hugely physical 6 and ball carrier..
For the right price what's not to like?

I'd expect Bristol or Sale however (or maybe Sarries on a short term deal to cover leavers)

Walks11
Walks11
31 January, 2018 09:48
Quote:
HungryLikeTheWolf
apparently no bids, only club interested is Irish and hes not interested
France makes sense

Not if he still has England aspirations beyond this season which Im sure he does

tboullem
Houghton Saint
31 January, 2018 10:03
Walks

Purely personal - cannot stand the bloke !

HungryLikeTheWolf
Wilson Pickett
31 January, 2018 10:04
Met James, actually decent guy. Takes himself a bit seriously but hes ambitious, entrepreneurial and quite fun.

Walks11
Walks11
31 January, 2018 10:09
Mobbs, fair enough, love the honesty

I think he is one those guys who could really galvanise a squad or go competely the opposite direction. Marmite if you like.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 31/01/2018 10:10 by Walks11.

SuffolkSaint
SuffolkSaint
31 January, 2018 10:09
Personally think he will go to Tigers - they have an opening. And this post could be a clue Instagram Link

St John
St John
31 January, 2018 10:27
Lives locally (Welton near Daventry) - would be very convenient for him

Former Hollywood Saint
Former Hollywood Saint
31 January, 2018 10:30
I wouldn't mind him personally. He is a big ball carrier, that we have a huge lack of. Rumours were he was talking to Saints, Bristol and Glasgow. I see Bristol winning that fight for obvious reasons ()

Personally though I'd prefer Ardie Savea or Vaea Fifta from a certain windy Wellington club. I hear we have a guy on the inside.



FHS

Lamont4Saints
Lamont4Saints
31 January, 2018 10:33
Surely we have too many backrow already.

If wood and Gibson both left then yes sign Haskell but otherwise we have two top 6s and then some good cover as well.

SaintsAsh
SaintsAsh
31 January, 2018 10:38
We have a few backrowers yes, but they are all lightweight. We need some with muscle and Hask has that.

HungryLikeTheWolf
Wilson Pickett
31 January, 2018 10:41
Id want a kiwi, sub all blacks level.... loads about and younger

fair_weather_fan
fair_weather_fan
31 January, 2018 10:56
Japan beckons

Merlin-k
Merlin-k
31 January, 2018 11:54
It seems he is willing to take a drop in salary to stay in the premiership. He wants to be in the next World Cup and that is his only route. Seems some room for negotiation.

brancastersaint
brancastersaint
31 January, 2018 12:30
Definitely not for me on purely personal aspects.
I reffed him on several occasions when he was at Wellington College, and Maidenhead Colts, very talented even then, but his arrogance and personal demeanour off the pitch put me right off him.
but then I don't hold the cheque book.

herbie85
herbie85
31 January, 2018 13:09
Not for me thanks

Saint Stokey
Saint Stokey
31 January, 2018 13:21
would prefer Ardie Savea!*



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 31/01/2018 13:21 by Saint Stokey.

Saint Jericho
Saint Jericho
31 January, 2018 14:31
No thanks

SaintsEdward
SaintsEdward
31 January, 2018 14:34
He's a guy that divides opinion as this thread shows. He's a decent player no doubt but don't see at Saints.

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Stockers
31 January, 2018 18:10
Going abroad wont do his media and fitness guru career prospects any good.

Waggydog
Waggydog
31 January, 2018 18:12
I must be in a minority but I actually quite like the guy and wouldn't mind seeing him at Saints.

Not that I'm going to make comment on who to replace him with mind... Because I don't know.

Rich.
Rich.
31 January, 2018 21:42
On Rugby tonight on BT Sport tonight they said rumour was he was going to Saints!

herbie85
herbie85
31 January, 2018 21:53
Rumour yes, hopefully unfounded. The guy will be 33 when goes to a new club. He is muscular but doesn't use it well. He's neither quick nor carries particularly effectively, doesn't do much at the break down other than concede pens. And he would expect a reasonable salary being a recent England international. Only real asset i see is his tackling counts/figures but I would expect any decent back rowers to be near the top of the tackle counts anyway. All the above imho of course.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 31/01/2018 21:56 by herbie85.

SaintsDuncan
SaintsDuncan
01 February, 2018 17:38
Quote:
herbie85
All the above imho of course.

Not just your's Herb winking smiley

fleetg
fleetg
01 February, 2018 22:00
No thanks.


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