James Haskell the young and stylish professional English rugby player has recently launched a Rugby World Cup collection in collaboration with young rugby fashion brand Front Up. He has also joined the brand as an Executive Director and TSK caught up with James as the Rugby World Cup is about to start to find out a little more about what inspires him in the world of style and fashion.
A six-foot four Flanker, Haskell’s early career saw him play rugby at Maidenhead Rugby Club before joining the London Wasps academy as a highly rated teenager. Haskell became the youngest player to represent Wasps on the professional stage when he was handed his debut at the age of 18 in 2002, while at the same time making great strides on the international front representing England U19 and then England U21. Outstanding performances for England U21 paved his way into the England Elite Squad. won over 40 caps so far.
Haskell’s first stint at Wasps saw him represent the Club from 2002 through to 2009 where he was part of sides that won Premiership and Heineken Cup titles, before deciding to experience life overseas and joining Stade Francais where he spent two seasons. Haskell re-sgined with Wasps for the 2012/13 season but decided to continue his overseas education heading to Japan to play for the Ricoh Black Rams.