Rugby hard man James Haskell reveals his painted toe nails in honest video interview
England flanker and Wasps captain James Haskell has revealed he has his toe nails painted when he has pedicures.
In the video above, the Rugby Union hard man takes off his socks to reveal a very well maintained set of toenails decorated to the tip.
However, Haskell defended himself saying it's not just a personal preference but more of a requirement in the job he's in.
He said: “I get my toes trod on all the time and both my big toe nails have come off three of four times so I try to look after my feet.
"I get a pedicure and I get them painted. A couple of my mates had it done, one of them getting them done in pink. They just look nice and sparkly.”
Haskell, who is by no means a small man - weighing in at 114 kgs with a height of 6 ft 3" - said that some of his international team-mates are dumbfounded by his decision.
“In the England team , Ben Youngs and Owen Farrell get visibly angry," the 31-year-old said."They can’t get their head round as to why I would paint my toenails."
Speaking to #RugbyLives, the England Grand Slam winner said: “(Director of rugby at Wasps) Dai Young saw them the other day before a game, he looked at me up and down and because it was before a game I think he wanted to ask me what the hell I was doing, but he came to me after the game and told me to 'put some f*****g socks on'."
He obviously doesn't care what people think, and to be fair, who's going to mess with him?
With a wry smile, he added: "My mum always told me my feet would be my fortune - and she was right!"