James Haskell insists he still has an England future despite another unsuccessful World Cup campaign
The 30-year-old Wasp, who won his 62nd cap in England’s final pool A victory against Uruguay, will lead his club side out against Gloucester on Sunday adamant he has more to offer on the international stage.
‘I love being written off,' he said. 'There’s nothing better. It’s happened time and time again and I come back the other side of it. I set myself new, fresh challenges and if I stay fit and healthy we’ll see what happens.
‘I learnt when I was younger that if you a nightmare in one area then set yourself a challenge and go and improve in another.
'That’s the way I do it. It might be different to other players. But I’ve been working with a sports psychologist and no-one has ever said just sit back and reflect.’
Haskell refused to take part in the last review following the 2011 World Cup debacle but has given his views on Stuart Lancaster's 2015 campaign.
The Wasps flanker won his 62nd cap against Uruguay and insists he loves being written off
‘You can’t fault how hard working Stuart Lancaster is and how he’s always put England first,’ Haskell said.
‘He’s done everything he possibly could to get the results that way. I’ve only got positives things to say about the guy. If people in a different place think he’s the right man for the job then that’s up to them. The most important thing for me is that English rugby does well.’
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