Reinforcement from the NFL?
While Regan Grace will not be able to walk on the lawns before the start of 2023, Racing 92 is looking for a solution and could be convinced by the Englishman Christian Wade, eager to return to rugby after an attempt in American football.
Racing 92 thought they had made a big move. Rising value in rugby league under the colors of St Helens, club of the famous English Super League, Regan Grace has decided to change discipline and move to rugby union with Ciel-et-Blanc. However, the 25-year-old recently injured his Achilles tendon and should not be able to return to competition until the start of 2023. A real blow for the staff led by Laurent Travers which, if it still has a copious workforce, in particular with the arrival of Fijian Asaeli Tuitavaka but also the return of Juan Imhoff, who was released by the staff of Argentina in the middle of the Rugby Championship, the Ile-de-France club could all the same even need reinforcement and the idea of going for a new unexpected profile could make its way in order to at least temporarily compensate for the unavailability of Regan Grace.
Regan Grace, winger treiziste, will not be able to be operational before 2023. To replace him, the Ile-de-France residents are studying several avenues, the first of them leading to the former English international. https://t.co/vQtUI3Lsf6
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Wade, from the NFL to Racing 92?
Indeed, according to information from the magazine Noon Olympic, Racing 92 would be in the running to attract English international winger Christian Wade (2 caps). Wasps player between 2011 and 2018, the native of Slough decided to leave behind rugby in order to start a career change in American football. But, after failing to break into the NFL with the Buffalo Bills, Christian Wade would have made the choice to return to rugby union. Moreover, in an interview with the British publication The Rugby Paper, the interested party let it be known that he was overwhelmed with proposals from all over the world. However, so far, Christian Wade has not formalized his desire and has not signed with any club. If he manages to be convincing, the Englishman could well bounce back to Racing 92, who are also considering bringing in Fijian Vinaya Habosiwhich evolves under the colors of Fijian Drua, training engaged in Super Rugby.