James Gaskell rugby player
James Gaskell rugby player

James Gaskell

20th May 1990 2.04m/116kg No 4 Lock

Hailing from Crewe, England, Gaskell is a rangy back row forward who also operates at lock from time to time.

Gaskell joined Sale in 2008 and played a key role for them and was named their youngest ever captain back in the 2010/11 season, aged just 20.
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.

He has excellent athletic ability and has represented England at U18 and U20 level, while he has also previously captained England Saxons.

An industrious, hard-working forward, Gaskell joined Wasps for the 2014/15 season from Sale Sharks.

In the 2018 semi-final defeat at Saracens, it was also his 150th Premiership game ten years after making his debut for Sale.


England Saxons
No 5 Lock
2015 - present
sale-sharks Sale Sharks
Openside Flanker
2008 - 2014
england England
Blindside Flanker
ws Wasps
No 4 Lock
2014 - 2023