Haskell would welcome Japan return

22 December 2012 07:38:32 EST

Wasps flanker James Haskell admits he would like to return to Japan sometime in the future to sample the lifestyle once again.

The England international spent a few months in Asia following the 2011 World Cup before joining New Zealand franchise the Highlanders in early 2012.

It's nice being on your own because that teaches you to go out and immerse yourself with the other players.

James Haskell

Although he returned to the High Wycombe outfit for the start of this campaign, Haskell has ambitions to go back further down the line.

"I really want to go out there and probably repeat it again," he said. "Culturally, it was very different, I found out a lot about myself.

"I think it was very easy to go over to somewhere like the Ricoh Rams as they have high expectations of you.

"It would have been quite easy to put your feet up and relax, but I found out that I'm not that kind of guy, as you're a professional player albeit with a different lifestyle.

"It was amazing. The Japanese are great people, very polite, understated and I had to adjust my personality accordingly. It's nice being on your own because that teaches you to go out and immerse yourself with the other players."

Although the 27-year-old has now spent time in France, Japan and New Zealand, Haskell admits he is enjoying his time back at his first club.

He added: "The season over here is a lot more attritional, it's a 30-game season, so it's a different feel, but being back at Wasps and being back with the fans is good."

Wasps are 250/1 to win the Aviva Premiership Grand Final this season, with Harlequins 12/1 and Saracens 7/4.

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