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Christian Wade: Ugo Monye says NFL-bound winger has been let down
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Christian Wade: Ugo Monye says NFL-bound winger has been let down


Wade has scored 82 tries in the Premiership since making his Wasps debut in 2011

Winger Christian Wade, who is quitting Wasps to pursue a career in American Football, has been let down by rugby, says former England back Ugo Monye.

Wade, 27, has won one England cap – against Argentina in June 2013 – despite being the third-most prolific try-scorer in Premiership history.

“I could only dream of doing the stuff Christian Wade can do,” said Monye.

“I blame coaches who haven’t given him the chance or not up-skilled him. He is a potential international superstar.”

Although Wade’s move to the NFL is yet to be confirmed, he is expected to attempt to follow the league’s International Player Pathway Programme.

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