James Haskell humble after smashing tackle on David Pocock


first_imgMonday Jun 13, 2016 James Haskell humble after smashing tackle on David Pocock James Haskell put in arguably the best performance of his career as he helped England to a famous victory over the Wallabies in Brisbane on Saturday. The veteran flanker started the match with huge intent, making this crushing tackle on David Pocock within minutes of kick off.ADVERTISEMENTThe 31-year-old has now been capped 69 times for England, but has said quite openly that he finally feels a core part of the team under new coach Eddie Jones.Haskell received major plaudits post match, with both Sky Sports and Fox Sports Australia naming him as their Man of the Match, heaping praise on a fantastic performance.He posted this photo yesterday and said that he was honoured to have swapped jerseys with Pocock after the match. He also said that he’s never had this many people be so nice to him.Well known for his banter and boisterous behaviour, Haskell showed great humility post match, deflecting praise and also mentioning the work former Wallaby George Smith has done during his time at Wasps in England.“He turned up to Wasps, won all the awards we had, won all the awards in the Premiership and he’s left, so I didn’t want to let him down,” Haskell told Fox Sports.ADVERTISEMENT“He’s (Smith) worked tirelessly with us and especially me, and tonight it came off, some nights it doesn’t. So I’m not getting carried away, but for an old dog like me it’s quite nice to have a bit of a moment in the sun.”England will now prepare for the second Test in Melbourne, and the Hask is already back to his role as entertainer on social media, posting this video yesterday of him chatting to Ben Teo.There’s a mention of the tackle on Pocock in there, with Haskell saying he thinks it must have been someone else who did it. He also rated Teo as a 8 out of ten in the looks department.ADVERTISEMENTPocock was unfortunately injured later in the match and will play no further part in the series, after fracturing his eye socket in contact at a ruck.That, and the dominance they showed in Brisbane, will give England even greater belief that they can go on to win a historic first ever series down under.– HIGHLIGHTS OF ENGLANDS 1ST TEST WIN OVER AUSTRALIA Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more