Wasps’ Christian Wade may face Olympic or England choice
Christian Wade has admitted he would not know which way to turn
The winger may have to choose between England boss Eddie Jones and Team GB Sevens coach Simon Amor this summer
Wade brands himself the “underdog” when it comes to England selection
The 24-year-old wing equalled Premiership record with double hat-trick
Christian Wade has admitted he would not know which way to turn if both England boss Eddie Jones and Team GB Sevens coach Simon Amor request his services this summer.
The 24-year-old wing equalled the Premiership record when he claimed a double hat-trick at Worcester on Saturday.
His director of rugby, Dai Young, claimed that this remarkable feat was a ‘timely reminder’ to national coach Eddie Jones about his finishing class.
It’s a difficult one, I’ll have to wait and see what happens,” said Wade, when asked which he would choose if in demand for both the Olympics and England’s Australia tour.
“I’ve only played one Test so I’m not really sure. We’ll have to see.
“That’s quite a tough question. In the press, I think there’s been one person who’s spoken to Eddie (Jones) and he’s said they can go (to the Olympics) with his blessing. If that scenario comes around, we’ll have to discuss it.
“The decision’s not going to be in my hands so it makes it easier for me to concentrate on Wasps.
“It will probably be harder for the other guys in the EPS (elite player squad) who have places to keep. In reality, I’m the underdog.
“All I need to do is focus on my game, do what I can do and let’s see what happens.”