Player

Adrian Hadley - Wing

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Adrian Hadley
Height185
Weight86
Date Of Birth01/03/1963
Place Of BirthCardiff
EducationLady Mary High School, Cardiff
ClubsSale Sharks, Widnes Vikings, Salford Red Devils, Cardiff
HonoursWales RL, Wales, Wales B, Wales Youth RU
InvitationalBarbarians
ManagedCardiff, Sale Sharks
Adrian Hadley was a powerful wing who made his Cardiff debut in 1983. A favourite at the Arms Park, he had a knack of being on the end of many of the brilliant moves that Cardiff produced at the time. Hadley gained 27 caps for Wales, scoring 9 tries, after making his debut in the 24 -6 loss to Romania in 1983. In 1983 he also played in an uncapped game for Wales against Japan, in which he also scored a try. He also made several appearances for the Barbarians.
In 1988 he transferred to Rugby League and played for Salford, Widnes and also the Welsh Rugby League side. On his return to Union he was player coach at Sale Sharks from 1996 before being made director of rugby until he resigned in 2001.
Spent many years as director of fund-raising at St Anne's Hospice in South Wales.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1982-1983 33 20 2 11 24 0 0 0 96
1983-1984 33 26 1 6 20 0 0 0 80
1984-1985 35 28 2 5 25 0 0 0 100
1985-1986 36 28 0 8 21 0 0 0 84
1986-1987 32 21 2 9 16 0 0 0 64
1987-1988 28 16 2 10 12 2 1 0 55
TOTAL 197 139 9 49 118 2 1 0 479
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 7 7 0 0 183 100 32
Aberavon 6 5 0 1 123 105 21
Merthyr 7 4 0 3 172 148 21
Pontypridd 7 4 0 3 161 167 20
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 7 4 0 3 161 142 19
Carmarthen Quins 6 4 0 2 134 110 18
Newport 7 3 0 4 152 139 18
Llandovery 5 2 0 3 124 112 12
Swansea 7 2 0 5 113 133 12
Llanelli 6 2 0 4 112 158 10
Ebbw Vale 7 1 0 6 142 194 8
Bridgend Ravens 6 1 0 5 89 158 6