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Christian Wade
DOB15th May 1991
BirthplaceSlough
Height1.74 m (5' 9")
Weight82 kg (12 st 12 lb)
PositionWing
HonoursEngland / Lions
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Christian WADE
England Caps: 1 (1-0-0)
England Points: 0
England Debut: v Argentina 2013

British & Irish Lions: First tour
Lions Debut: v Brumbies 18/06/2013
Test Record v Australia: 0

Christian Wade followed Alex Corbisiero and Billy Twelvetrees out of the England squad in Argentina to Australia after being called up to act as threequarter cover. He had made his England debut the weekend before in Salta and was pulled out of the team for the second Test so he could fly to Sydney in time to play against the Brumbies.

The 22-year-old wing finally won his first full against the Pumas having figured in the annual clash with the Barbarians in 2012 and 2013. He became the first player to win both the Rugby Players’ Association ‘Young Player of the Year’ and ‘Player’s Player of the Year’ awards in the same season in May having scored 18 tries in 26 games for London Wasps and ended the campaign was joint top scorer in the Premiership with 12 tries.

He learned to play rugby at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, where he was also a star athlete. Trained by former Commonwealth Games 200 metre champion Julian Golding, he ran 11.14 sec over 100 metres as a 17-year-old.

He represented England U16 A, England U18 and England U20 at rugby and played for London Wasps at the Middlesex Sevens while still at school. He made his international sevens debut at the IRB Sevens World Series in Dubai in December, 2009 and scored seven tries in George a week later.

He amassed 22 tries in seven tournaments in the 2009/10 Series and was selected for the 17-man England rugby sevens training squad for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

He played for England U20 side at the 2010 IRB Junior World Championship in Argentina, where they finished fourth, and on 31 May, 2012, he played for the England XV against the Barbarians. He scored one try and set-up another for Jonathan Joseph in A 57-26 victory. He followed that with a hat-trick in the subsequent tour match victory over the South African Barbarians.

Currently studying Sports Science and Psychology at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham, he graduated from the London Wasps’ Academy into their 1st team squad in 2011/12. He scored 14 tries in 20 games in his first full season, finishing second highest scorer in the Premiership with nine, and last year signed a contract extension through to the summer of 2015.
 

 
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
18/06/2013
Brumbies








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