The Ile-de-France club of the Top 14 announced on Monday that English winger Christian Wade, who most recently competed in the NFL, the North American Football League, has joined Racing 92. as an additional player” Until the conclusion of the season. The player has been brought in as a medical joker to take the position of Welshman Regan Grace, a former treatise who suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon and will be out of action at least until the end of the year.
Wade, who is 31 years old and has one England cap against Argentina in 2013, played for the Wasps from 2011 until 2018, after which he left to try his luck in the NFL for the previous four years, in particular training with the Buffalo Bills from 2019 to 2021. Wade is an England international.
“‘Here I am officially back in rugby,’ the player remarked while taking part in a videoconference. ‘After four years in the NFL, where I made a lot of friends, where I progressed, collected knowledge, and reached a level of skill that I think I can contribute to a new squad, here I am.’ I had already resolved in my head that I would never play rugby again if Racing didn’t end up being the right fit for me. Therefore, I should thank God for providing me with this wonderful opportunity “.
Also contacted by American, Japanese, and English clubs
The Englishman, who was beaming from ear to ear as he spoke, stated that he had signed with the Hauts-de-Seine group because he wanted to “challenge yourself in a top-level club, get out of (your) comfort zone, and experience (your) atmosphere different from England.” He came to the conclusion that racing was the best option after considering all of these factors, adding that he had also been contacted by clubs in the United States, Japan, and England.