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Rugby star can't hide his delight at NFL call up

Credit: Reuters - Sports
Published on April 9, 2019 - Duration: 00:37s
Former England international Christian Wade gets call up to Buffalo Bills
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Rugby star can't hide his delight at NFL call up

RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SHOT LIST AND SCRIPT VIDEO SHOWS: FORMER INTERNATIONAL RUGBY PLAYER CHRISTIAN WADE BEING TOLD THAT HE HAS BEEN PICKED UP BY THE BUFFALO BILLS / STILL PHOTOGRAPHS OF WADE SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (RECENT) (NFLUK - MUST CREDIT NFLUK) 1.

FORMER ENGLAND RUGBY INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN WADE (MIDDLE) LISTENING TO PHONE CALL TELLING HIM HE HAS BEEN PICKED UP BY THE BUFFALO BILLS / WADE CHATTING TO BUFFALO BILLS REPRESENTATIVE ON THE PHONE 2.

SOUNDBITE (English) BUFFALO BILLS REPRESENTATIVE AND CHRISTIAN WADE, SAYING: BUFFALO BILLS REPRESENTATIVE: "I am doing well.

I want to let you know that as of now you are official a Buffalo Bill, how does that sound?" WADE: "It is crazy man, it sounds crazy." 3.

APPLAUDING COVENTRY, ENGLAND, UK (FILE - MARCH 26, 2017) (REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 4.

STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF CHRISTIAN WADE PLAYING FOR WASPS LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (FILE - MAY 31, 2015) REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL) MUTE) 5.

STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF CHRISTIAN WADE PLAYING FOR ENGLAND DURING A TEST MATCH AGAINST THE BARBARIANS STORY: Former England rugby union international Christian Wade has been added to the practice squad of the Buffalo Bills as part of the NFL's international player pathway program.

Pacy 27-year-old Wade played one rugby union international on the wing for England in 2013 after building a reputation as one of the best finishers in the game.

He is projected to play at running back, the Bills said.

Wade will be the 11th man on his team's practice squads and will be retained at least through to the end of their pre-season training camps.

Four AFC teams will carry an extra player on their squads this year under the program, which aims to provide hopefuls from around the world to "compete at NFL level, improve their skills, and ultimately earn a spot on an NFL roster".

(Production: Iain Axon)

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