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Wallace: Club Has A Big Future

Published on 23rd May 2013 by Tom Tainton

Full back excited about Bristol opportunity


Jack Wallace has targeted a return to the Aviva Premiership with Bristol Rugby, after signing with the Club on Thursday.

And the former Wasps full-back, who becomes the tenth new recruit ahead of the 2013/14 campaign, told it was an easy decision to make the switch to the Memorial Stadium.

“The opportunity arose and it made sense. From my point of view, I’m young and I want to be playing regular rugby. The RFU Championship is a great place to do that,” said Wallace.

“Bristol is a Club moving forward. It’s a Club with a big future. Andy [Robinson], the vision he has and the squad at his disposal made this an easy decision.

“Ultimately, I want to be playing in the Premiership week in, week out. My ambition as a player goes hand in hand with Bristol’s. This is a great place for me to be to develop my game.”

A London Wasps Academy graduate, Wallace made thirty-one appearances for the Aviva Premiership side, touching down five times.

He added: “Wasps have a great reputation of blooding youngsters and I was fortunate to have played a lot of games and learn a lot.

“The call of regular rugby really appealed to me. I’m looking forward to the challenge and fighting for a first-team spot.

“It’s great for Andy [Robinson] to want me – an honour really. He’s given me a lot of confidence and I can’t wait to start working with him and the squad.”