James Gaskell is an experienced second-row and established member of Wasps’ senior squad, who has captained the side on a number of occasions.
James joined Wasps in 2014 from Sale Sharks where three years previously he had become their youngest ever captain aged just 20. During his six-year stay at Sale, Gaskell won the club’s Academy Player of the Season award, then Breakthrough Player of the Season award in consecutive years.
He followed this by being chosen as Sale’s Players' Player of the Season in 2010 after playing a key role in his club’s successful relegation battle. He has also represented England at Under 18 and 20 level and captained England Saxons.
James's 88th Wasps appearance in the 2018 semi-final defeat at Saracens was also his 150th Premiership game, ten years after making his debut for Sale.
With additional experience playing in the back row, he is an extremely mobile forward and highly rated line-out operator.