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Page last updated at 10:56 GMT, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 11:56 UK

Haskell upbeat over Wasps future

James Haskell
Haskell has admitted Dallaglio is his "role model"

Wasps flanker James Haskell is confident the club can continue their success after the retirement of former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio.

Dallaglio, 35, who played at Wasps for his entire career, retired from playing after Saturday's 26-16 Premiership final win over Leicester.

Haskell, 23, told BBC London 94.9: "I try and do my best, I'm looking forward to the challenge.

"There's big shoes to fill but I'm excited by the challenge."

Haskell believes Wasps talented squad can do well, even without their talismanic skipper.

"I think [Tom] Rees is one of the biggest number sevens in the world, we have a great team, a great set of boys and a determination to always win."

see also
Dallaglio ends career in triumph
31 May 08 |  Rugby Union
Edwards praises Wasps' resilience
02 Jun 08 |  London Wasps
Wasps 26-16 Leicester
31 May 08 |  Rugby Union
England captain appeals - Haskell
25 Mar 08 |  London Wasps

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