James Haskell: ‘Rugby’s answer to Donald Trump’?

Sweeney Talks

Dec 11 2022 • 44 mins

A man often in the headlines for his antics on and off the field, James Haskell was a formidable flanker and even bigger character. Following an illustrious career in the game, James has gone on to become a best-selling author, podcaster and mental health advocate. His wife, Chloe Madeley, calls him ‘rugby’s answer to Donald Trump’ because of his tendency to speak his mind. James tells John Sweeney why his wife was being rude, how he turned his first rugby set-back into a success and what happened when he met former England Rugby Head Coach, Eddie Jones for the first time.