Wade extends Wasps deal

Wasps wing Christian Wade has signed a contract extension with the Aviva Premiership club.

The 22-year-old, who made his debut for Wasps in January 2011, has extended his stay at Adams Park after a summer in which he earned his first cap for England and was subsequently called up into the Lions squad.

After coming through the Wasps Academy system Wade has made a name for himself in recent years as one of the deadliest finishers in the game and he topped the Aviva Premiership tryscorers list last season, level on 13 tries with fellow Wasp Tom Varndell.

Despite being injured, Wade has retained his place in England's Senior EPS squad, announced this month.

Wade said: "The last few years have been amazing for me. Playing for England is a dream come true and pulling on a Lions jersey in the summer was something that I never expected.

"It was Wasps who gave me the platform to go on and do those things and I am extremely grateful for the opportunities they have provided me.

"Since I first made my debut for the club, things have changed dramatically and we are now building towards something that we all believe in and want to be part of.

"I'm excited about what the next few years will bring and am delighted to be here for the foreseeable future."

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young said: "Christian is, without doubt, one of the outstanding young talents in the country at this moment in time.

"He is a young guy with a level head on his shoulders who is always keen to learn and I think that has been obvious in his rapid development in the last few seasons."