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James Wade a "contagious disease" for nine-darters

James Wade jokes that he is a "contagious disease" for nine-dart finishes following a dramatic second-round clash with Robert Thornton at the World Grand Prix.

James Wade has joked that he is a magnet for nine-dart finishes after both he and Robert Thornton registered a perfect leg of darts in a thrilling second-round World Grand Prix clash.

Wade had the Dublin crowd on their feet in the first leg of the second set by checking out in nine darts, before his Scottish counterpart repeated the heroics later on.

The incident evoked memories of the 2011 edition for Wade, who was on the receiving end of a nine-dart leg against Brendan Dolan three years ago.

"The first one here [at the Citywest in Dublin] was hit against me. I'm a contagious disease of nine-darters," the 31-year-old, who won 3-2 in sets, told Sky Sports News.

"I'm just glad to move on to the next game and play how I can. After playing a game like that, it doesn't get any harder."

Wade, a two-time winner in the Irish capital, will be joined in the third round by Phil Taylor, Gary Anderson and Kevin Painter, who beat Adrian Lewis.


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James Wade of England celebrates winning his first round match against Darren Webster of England during the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship on Day Six at Alexandra Palace on December 19, 2013
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