Ex-Rugby Player Joins Bills Via International Program


ORCHARD PARK – Christian Wade, a former rugby player from Slough, England, agreed to terms with the Buffalo Bills on Monday to play running-back. 

The allocation of Wade was executed under the International Player Pathway Program of the NFL.

Wade spent eight seasons as a wing from 2011 to 2018 as a rugby player for Wasps RFC, a rugby club based in Coventry, England.



The Wasps participate in Premiership Rugby, the top rugby division in England.

Prior to joining Wasps RFC, Wade played in the English Under-20 League for three years.

Over his rugby career, Wade also represented national teams, which include the England Saxons of the Rugby Football Union, and team England which takes part in the battle for the Six Nations Championship. England competes against France, Ireland, Scotland, Italy and Wales.



Wade also played for the England Sevens of the Rugby Football Union.

The England Sevens compete in the World Rugby Sevens Series, Rugby World Cup Sevens, and Commonwealth Sevens.

Wade finished third all time in tries scored in the Premiership Rugby with 82 before the Wasps released him from his contract in October.

 

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