‘Players pay was in doubt’ – Haskell

Date published: October 8 2014

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Wasps captain James Haskell insists the move to Coventry has secured the club’s future after years of financial doubt.

Wasps captain James Haskell insists the move to Coventry has secured the club’s future after years of financial doubt.

The move to the midlands from Adam Parks in High Wycombe has understandably upset a number of Wasps fans.

The club are set to play their first matches at the new stadium in December, possibly against Castres or London Irish, as they look to start a new chapter in the club’s history.

Wasps were an hour away from administration in 2012 before the intervention of Derek Richardson, with the England international admitting there were doubts among the squad regarding their salaries before the following process taking place to find a new home for the club before the Ricoh Arena was settled on.

Haskell understands the reaction from supporters but at the same time knows the danger the club faced staying put.

“People are very sceptical of change, it is human nature,” said Haskell.

“But look at the situation we were in – we were an hour away from going bankrupt. We were losing

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