Game Changers: Christian Wade talks injury, England and the Lions

Last Updated: 15/02/14 2:09pm

England and Wasps wing Christian Wade joined us in the studio to chat about his current injury, playing in front of a huge crowd at Twickenham and his shock call up for the British and Irish Lions last summer.

The 22-year-old is currently recovering from a torn ligament in a foot which ruined his chances of playing in the Six Nations for England.

But he hopes to be back in time to win a place on England's tour of New Zealand in the summer.

"Hopefully I can get back to put my hands up for that tour; if not then I will be doing my rehab and be ready for pre-season next season," he said.

Wade made his debut for England against Argentina last summer but also represented England in a non-cap game against the Barbarians at Twickenham in the build up to that tour of South America.

"The support from the English crowd is huge and obviously when you are running out on to the pitch you know it is a big moment and such an honour to play for your country and wear the shirt," Wade said of his appearance at Twickenham for England.

Wade would have played in the second test against Argentina, but he got a shock call up to the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia.

"It was a massive surprise," he said. "I had only just got my first cap for England. It was the morning of the second Test against Argentina when I got the call from Stuart [Lancaster]. He came to my room and said, "can I come in?"

"I thought I was in trouble. He broke the news and said, "you are flying out and you need to get your stuff ready. Jonny May is going to come in to start for you and you are going to be off in a couple of hours."