Louis Rees-Zammit’s hasty ditching of Wales for NFL adventure is huge gamble | Robert Kitson

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The flying wing has trashed the dreams of thousands of Wales rugby fans and the odds are stacked him making it in American football

So you’re 22 years old. You have always enjoyed watching American football and you have just had an offer to head to Florida to gauge your potential to make it in the mega‑bucks NFL. No guarantees but there is an awful lot of cash on offer if you can crack the code. Do you say: “Yes, please”? Or do you say: “No, awfully sorry, we’re playing Castres in the Challenge Cup on Friday”?

Place yourself in the fast‑moving boots of Louis Rees‑Zammit and, in deepest darkest January, you can see immediately why the ultimate American dream might appeal: if I’m good enough, sweet; if not, at least I gave it a go in my athletic prime. As LRZ made clear in his hastily written farewell note, this sort of life-changing opportunity does not come around every day.

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Written by Robert Kitson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/jan/16/louis-rees-zammit-wales-nfl-huge-gamble-american-football under the title “Louis Rees-Zammit’s hasty ditching of Wales for NFL adventure is huge gamble | Robert Kitson”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.