Six-try Wade thrilled by milestone

Date published: April 18 2016

Christian Wade was delighted to mark his century of appearances for Wasps in fascinating style when he ran six tries past Worcester.

The 24-year-old, who toured with the British and Irish Lions in Australia back in 2013 and has been capped once by England, tied Ryan Constable's 16-year record for the most tries in a Premiership match last weekend.

Wade's six scores for Wasps sent a reminder of what a proven finisher he can be to England head coach Eddie Jones ahead of the tour to Australia later this year.

However Wade's only focus was on enjoying a special day with his club, as he marked 100 appearances in style.

“I’ve never scored six tries in a match before, not even in the back garden. I didn’t play rugby until I was 12 or 13, so didn’t play mini rugby either where a lot of tries are scored," Wade told the Coventry Telegraph.

“I’m over the moon to do this and to mark my 100th match with it is special. Obviously you have to give credit to the other boys as most of the tries were run-ins where I just had to use my speed to get there then score.

“I wasn’t aware of the record until after the match, I’m not really a big stats guy but obviously it’s an interesting one to get six tries on my 100th appearance.

“100 games is a massive milestone, and six tries and 50 Premiership tries (which Wade completed with his fifth score) is a huge thing as well.

“So even for someone who’s not a stats guy there’s some good things there that I can be proud of and I’ll obviously remember this day for the rest of my life.

“Leading the side out was a very humbling thing for me, and it was a great honour for me to get to do that. Then I was the last one back into the changing room after the game, and when I got in the other were giving it ‘large’ with cheers, so it’s been a good day.”