|JAMES HASKELL GETS A TATTOO (GROAN)|
James Haskell (born 1985) is a 6'4" (1.93m) 250 lb. (113kg) English rugby union player who, as of 2014, plays for London Wasps in the Aviva Premiership and internationally for England. I have a nice gallery of photos of him right here. They are nice because they were the last photos taken before he got, groan, TATTOOS!
I really hate tattoos. There is a hidden bias on my site against guys with tattoos. Oh sure they are there, but there would be a lot more of certain people if they did not have tattoos or it's sister in the vulgar arts, piercings.
In this video James submits his massive perfect chest to the tattooist who puts a corporate logo promoting a game of rugby on his chest from now until the end of time. What if they stop having the rugby game? Nobody will remember what the logo means. What if he changes teams? Getting tattoos can affect one's underwear modeling career. It's true!
Haskell was born in Windsor, Berkshire, went to Wellington College and played for Maidenhead Rugby Club prior to joining London Wasps, where he was part of the highly successful Colts set up. Haskell, a six-foot four flanker represented England at under-8, 9 and under-2 levels as well as playing for England Sevens. In the 2007 Six Nations Haskell was called into the starting line-up for the final game of the tournament for England against Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, where he was part of a back-row that was for the first time provided by one club - Joe Worsley and Tom Rees were the other players from London Wasps. He played a prominent role in the England team in the 2008 Six Nations. Haskell appeared in both tests of the 2008 summer tour of New Zealand.
Haskell was selected by Martin Johnson for the 2008/2009 Elite Player Squad on July 2008. He appeared in all three autumn internationals, starting against South Africa. Haskell participated in every game of the 2009 Six Nations, though he lost his starting berth to Tom Croft.
It was announced on 7 February 2009 that Haskell would join Top 4 side Stade Francais at the end of the 2008–09 season.
His performances for Stade and injury to Tom Croft meant he returned to the England squad, and he scored two tries against Wales in the first match of the 200 Six Nations. He started all subsequent games. During a rest week in the Six Nations, Stade requested his return to Paris to face Toulouse that weekend. The RFU held firm, however, and he remained in England. He announced at the end of the season that he had been released from his contract at Stade Francais, and would instead be rejoining London Wasps at the start of the 2012–13 season. During the season after the World Cup, he would play in Japan for the Rams, before seeking a Super Rugby contract for the rest of the season.
In 2010, Haskell agreed to join the Highlanders in Super Rugby, saying he has always wanted to play in new environments and to "improve and become a better player for England".