REPORT | Christian Wade approached for rugby return this summer | Ruck

REPORT | Christian Wade approached for rugby return this summer

Former England winger Christian Wade could make a shock return to rugby next summer in a short switch back from American Football.

According to a report across the pond, Team GB are keen to recruit the former Wasps speedster ahead of the 2021 Olympic games in Japan.

They’re hoping to go one better than the team did in 2016, when the men’s team claimed a silver medal after losing to Fiji in the final.

The one-cap England winger, who was called up to the Lions squad that toured Australia in 2013,  is reportedly considering the opportunity, but doesn’t want to do anything to harm his career in the NFL

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LIST | Team GB’s dream rugby sevens line-up for 2021 Olympics

FORWARDS

Maro Itoje (England): Every sevens team needs a kick-off and lineout specialist may be required. No one fits that bill better than England’s sensational Itoje. His aerial ability and all-round athleticism is up there with the best. Tackles, turnovers, off-loads and bags of enthusiasm – Itoje would bring a medal-winning game to a Team GB Sevens team. 


Jamie Ritchie (Scotland): The Scot would be the beast up front. A tackling machine, with massive go-forward and ferocious clear-outs at the ruck – Sam would give GB a hard edge that all good teams need.


Justin Tipuric: The Wales flanker has an all-round game well suited to Sevens. Turnovers at breakdown, high work rate and great handling skills all add up to a big impact for Team GB.

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