James Haskell – Man of the Match

James Haskell – Man of the Match

The Wasps flanker continued his re-birth under the astute management of Eddie Jones with a magnificent performance in Brisbane.

Haskell is a big character but seems to be a confidence player, and having been marginalised under the Stuart Lancaster regime, he is now playing arguably the best Test rugby of his career.

In defence he mixed big hits with a ferocious work-rate that saw him cover every blade of grass while making 18 tackles, and he was a constant physical presence at the breakdown too, throwing in three turnovers for good measure.

His running game, dormant for so long in England colours, has also reappeared and his pacy 50m second-half break - which included a side-step many an England winger would covet - was decisive in Yarde's try.

– Entry was posted on June 13th, 2016 by James Haskell

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