Adrian Hadley

Adrian Hadley

Position: Wing

Date Of Birth 01/03/1963 (54)
Place Of Birth Cardiff
Height 185cm / 6' 1"
Weight 86kg / 13st 7lbs

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 all the brilliant moves that Cardiff produced at the time.

Hadley gained 27 caps & scored 9 tries for Wales after making his debut in the 24 -6 loss to Romania in 1983. Also in 1983 he played in the uncapped game for a Welsh XV against Japan in which he also scored a try. Added to that were several Barbarians appearances.

He transferred to Rugby League and played for Salford, Widnes and Wales RL. On his return to Union he was player coach at Sale sharks in 1996 before being made director of rugby until he resigned in 2001.

He is currently director of fund-raising at St Anne's Hospice in South Wales.

Playing Summary
  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  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  15/09/1982 Penarth WI 3 0 0 0 12 W 70 - 0  
  18/09/1982 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 25 - 25  
  25/09/1982 Aberavon WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 20 - 16  
  06/10/1982 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 16 - 21  
  09/10/1982 Northampton Saints WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 40 - 9  
  13/10/1982 Maesteg WI 1 0 0 0 4 L 24 - 31  
  16/10/1982 Newbridge WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 11  
  23/10/1982 New Zealand Maori WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 17  
  27/10/1982 Oxford University WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 17 - 9  
  30/10/1982 Moseley WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 19  
  20/11/1982 Cilfynydd WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 66 - 7  
  27/11/1982 Scarlets WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 24 - 13  
  04/12/1982 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 18  
  11/12/1982 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 12  
  18/12/1982 Gowerton WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 70 - 6  
  22/12/1982 Bridgend Ravens WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 29 - 6  
  27/12/1982 Pontypridd WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 56 - 3  
  01/01/1983 Moseley WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 31 - 19  
  08/01/1983 Aberavon WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 20 - 10  
  22/01/1983 Blackwood WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 21 - 6  
  29/01/1983 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 16  
  05/02/1983 London Welsh WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 25 - 3  
  12/02/1983 Bristol Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 16 - 3  
  18/02/1983 Heriot's FP WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 12  
  26/02/1983 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 13  
  04/03/1983 Bective Rangers WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  12/03/1983 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 24  
  26/03/1983 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 13  
  02/04/1983 Barbarians WI 1 0 0 0 4 D 32 - 32  
  04/04/1983 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 34  
  09/04/1983 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 12  
  16/04/1983 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 39 - 24  
  23/04/1983 Bath Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 28  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1983 Abertillery WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  03/09/1983 East District WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 56 - 4  
  05/09/1983 Glasgow & District WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 34 - 9  
  07/09/1983 Glamorgan Wanderers WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 10  
  10/09/1983 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 14  
  17/09/1983 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 16  
  21/09/1983 Gloucester Rugby WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 26 - 10  
  24/09/1983 Aberavon WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 37 - 17  
  28/09/1983 Pontypridd WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 4  
  01/10/1983 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 21 - 32  
  05/10/1983 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 7  
  08/10/1983 Northampton Saints WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 13 - 7  
  12/10/1983 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 6  
  15/10/1983 Cambridge University WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 19  
  26/10/1983 Maesteg WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 26 - 26  
  19/11/1983 Senghenydd WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 43 - 3  
  26/11/1983 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 14  
  03/12/1983 Swansea WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 26 - 13  
  10/12/1983 London Welsh WI 3 0 0 0 12 W 43 - 20  
  17/12/1983 Treorchy WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 31 - 4  
  24/12/1983 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 34  
  26/12/1983 Pontypridd WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 21 - 14  
  31/12/1983 Coventry WI 4 0 0 0 16 W 46 - 10  
  07/01/1984 Moseley WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 25 - 20  
  28/01/1984 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 7  
  11/02/1984 Bristol Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 23 - 16  
  25/02/1984 Newbridge WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 9  
  03/03/1984 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 61 - 18  
  10/03/1984 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 16  
  24/03/1984 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 6  
  14/04/1984 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 15  
  21/04/1984 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 52 - 16  
  28/04/1984 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 19  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  29/07/1984 Bangkok National XV WI 3 0 0 0 12 W 60 - 28  
  02/08/1984 Royal Bangkok Sports Club WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 88 - 3  
  05/09/1984 Glamorgan Wanderers WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 6  
  08/09/1984 Neath WI 1 0 0 0 4 L 12 - 13  
  12/09/1984 Bristol Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 30 - 26  
  15/09/1984 Coventry WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 17 - 0  
  19/09/1984 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 64 - 3  
  22/09/1984 Aberavon WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 23 - 19  
  26/09/1984 Pontypridd WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 15  
  29/09/1984 Garryowen WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  17/10/1984 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  20/10/1984 Cambridge University WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 16  
  24/10/1984 Australia WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 16 - 12  
  27/10/1984 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 15  
  31/10/1984 Newbridge WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 12  
  03/11/1984 Leicester Tigers WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 47 - 21  
  17/11/1984 Tonyrefail WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 22 - 9  
  28/11/1984 Scarlets WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 24 - 6  
  01/12/1984 Swansea WI 1 0 0 0 4 D 13 - 13  
  19/12/1984 Bryncoch WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 0  
  22/12/1984 Bridgend Ravens WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 34 - 13  
  26/12/1984 Pontypridd WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 44 - 12  
  29/12/1984 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  01/01/1985 Crawshays WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 24  
  12/01/1985 Aberavon WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 45 - 12  
  26/01/1985 Newbridge WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 24 - 6  
  02/02/1985 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 44 - 13  
  23/02/1985 Neath WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 21 - 12  
  27/02/1985 South Glamorgan Institute WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 9  
  09/03/1985 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 24  
  15/03/1985 Bective Rangers WI 3 0 0 0 12 W 41 - 25  
  23/03/1985 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  06/04/1985 Barbarians WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 44 - 20  
  13/04/1985 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 16  
  27/04/1985 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 15  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1985 Cross Keys WI 3 0 0 0 12 W 32 - 11  
  04/09/1985 Glamorgan Wanderers WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 10  
  07/09/1985 Bangor WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  11/09/1985 Bristol Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 28 - 0  
  14/09/1985 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 27  
  21/09/1985 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 13  
  28/09/1985 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 12  
  05/10/1985 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 7  
  09/10/1985 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 16  
  12/10/1985 Fiji WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 31 - 15  
  16/10/1985 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 13  
  19/10/1985 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 12  
  23/10/1985 Bath Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 16  
  26/10/1985 Harlequins WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 38 - 16  
  30/10/1985 Newbridge WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 15  
  02/11/1985 Leicester Tigers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 15  
  16/11/1985 South Glamorgan Institute WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 16  
  23/11/1985 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  27/11/1985 Maesteg WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  30/11/1985 South Wales Police WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 38 - 6  
  07/12/1985 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 12  
  14/12/1985 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 17  
  21/12/1985 Pencoed WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 24 - 3  
  26/12/1985 Pontypridd WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 4  
  01/01/1986 Bath Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 30 - 12  
  04/01/1986 Moseley WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 7  
  11/01/1986 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 24  
  25/01/1986 Neath Athletic WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 22 - 0  
  08/03/1986 Glamorgan Wanderers WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 12  
  15/03/1986 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 16 - 19  
  22/03/1986 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 9  
  29/03/1986 Barbarians WI 1 0 0 0 4 L 19 - 24  
  05/04/1986 Bedford Blues WI 4 0 0 0 16 W 68 - 28  
  12/04/1986 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 25  
  26/04/1986 Newport WI 3 0 0 0 12 W 28 - 21  
  30/04/1986 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 19  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1986 Glamorgan Wanderers WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 22 - 13  
  10/09/1986 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 27  
  13/09/1986 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 24  
  20/09/1986 Coventry WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 22 - 4  
  24/09/1986 Pontypridd WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 39 - 12  
  27/09/1986 Aberavon WI 1 0 0 0 4 L 22 - 26  
  04/10/1986 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 19  
  08/10/1986 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 18 - 29  
  18/10/1986 Wasps WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 16 - 25  
  22/10/1986 Pontypool WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 17 - 13  
  25/10/1986 Harlequins WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 26 - 19  
  29/10/1986 Bath Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 28  
  01/11/1986 Leicester Tigers WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 10  
  05/11/1986 Oxford University WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 35 - 24  
  08/11/1986 Ebbw Vale WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 30 - 24  
  15/11/1986 Treorchy WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 7  
  22/11/1986 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 16 - 16  
  26/11/1986 Newbridge WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 18 - 15  
  29/11/1986 Bangor WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 14  
  10/12/1986 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 19  
  13/12/1986 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 25  
  27/12/1986 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  01/01/1987 Bath Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 21  
  03/01/1987 Moseley WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 38 - 13  
  10/01/1987 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 12  
  24/01/1987 Llanharan WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 18 - 14  
  14/02/1987 Sale Sharks WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 44 - 14  
  18/02/1987 Bristol Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 18 - 13  
  28/02/1987 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 12  
  14/03/1987 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 27  
  28/03/1987 Neath WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 16 - 6  
  02/05/1987 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 15  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1987 Taffs Well WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 28 - 4  
  05/09/1987 Bristol Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 20 - 15  
  12/09/1987 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 35  
  16/09/1987 Maesteg WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  19/09/1987 Coventry WI 1 0 0 0 4 L 14 - 21  
  26/09/1987 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 15  
  07/10/1987 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 7  
  10/10/1987 Northampton Saints CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 7  
  14/10/1987 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 31  
  17/10/1987 Cambridge University WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 48 - 9  
  24/10/1987 Harlequins WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 20 - 12  
  31/10/1987 Moseley WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 14  
  14/11/1987 Ebbw Vale WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 35 - 9  
  21/11/1987 Ystradgynlais WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 12 - 9  
  28/11/1987 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 41  
  05/12/1987 Swansea WI 0 1 1 0 5 W 17 - 6  
  12/12/1987 London Welsh WI 0 1 0 0 2 W 27 - 21  
  19/12/1987 Aberavon Quins WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 0  
  26/12/1987 Pontypridd WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  28/12/1987 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 25  
  02/01/1988 Bath Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 9  
  30/01/1988 Newport WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 26 - 13  
  27/02/1988 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  26/03/1988 Nottingham WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 16  
  02/04/1988 Barbarians WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 32 - 27  
  09/04/1988 Swansea WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 18 - 13  
  23/04/1988 Rosslyn Park WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 38 - 22  
  30/04/1988 Nottingham WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 12  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 27 17 0 10 9 0 0 0 36  
Clubs: - Sale Sharks - Cardiff - Salford Red Devils - Widnes Vikings -
Education: - Lady Mary High School, Cardiff -
Invitational: - Barbarians -
Honours: - Wales - Wales B - Wales Youth - Wales RL -

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