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Christian Wade Set For Sensational Move To NFL

Christian Wade is about to make a serious career change at the age of just 27.

The Englishman has been a regular at Wasps since 2011, and is third in the all-time Premiership try-scorers list, clocking in at 82 tries.

But he has failed to make a similar impact at international level, earning just a solitary cap for his country.

This lack of caps for the winger has prompted him to leave rugby union altogether and instead try his hand at American football.

BBC Sport have all but confirmed what is a remarkable move to the NFL in the States, something which the likes of Alex Gray and Christian Scotland-Williamson have already attempted at the Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers respectively.

This scenario is the most high-profile one to-date, however.

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A move to France was mooted for Wade, but this certainly represents an even more left-field avenue.

France could provide his much-needed replacement at Wasps though, with Toulon and All Black centre Malakai Fekitoa linked with the English club.

There’s no indication as of yet to where he will end up Stateside, but his journey in America’s biggest sport will be well worth following.

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Author: Chris Kelleher

Student whose interests lie in sports ranging from Darts to MMA, with the likes of Golf, Boxing and Soccer in between. Closet wrestling fan and a lover of sports psychology and stiff jabs.