Christian Wade: Ex-Wasps wing to make rugby comeback with Racing 92 after his release from Buffalo Bills

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 Credit: PA Images
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Former Wasps and England wing Christian Wade will make his rugby comeback this weekend when he plays for Racing 92 in a Sevens event.

The 31-year-old, who spent three years at the Buffalo Bills in the NFL before he was released this year, has been heavily linked with a return to rugby union.

That comeback moved a step closer on Friday when it was confirmed that the speedster had been named in Racing 92‘s squad for the Super Sevens series.

Medical joker

It is rumoured that the Top 14 side are looking for a medical joker and wing Wade could be an ideal addition to their squad as they prepare for 2022/23.

Racing had recently announced the signing of rugby league star Regan Grace but a major injury has ruled him out for the rest of the Super League season.

Grace’s expected absence for Racing 92 later in the year – following the knockout stages of St Helens’ campaign – leaves a place open at the Paris heavyweights.

Wade could therefore be viewed as the ideal replacement as he has still yet to find a club in the Premiership or Top 14 who have signed him up to a contract.

The Super Sevens tournament takes place on Saturday in Pau and Wade will be keen to prove his worth as the new European seasons edge ever closer.

Wade played 165 games for Wasps, quickly becoming a fan favourite, but won just one England cap as he struggled to impress head coaches Stuart Lancaster and Eddie Jones.

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