Adrian Hadley

Adrian Hadley
Full name Adrian Michael Hadley
Date of birth (1963-03-01)1 March 1963
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
School Lady Mary High School
Rugby league career
Position Wing
Professional clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Sale Sharks
National teams
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Wing
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Cardiff RFC
Barbarian F.C.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1983-1988 Wales 27 (36)

Adrian Michael Hadley (born 1 March 1963 in Cardiff)[1] is a former Wales international rugby union and rugby league player, as a Wing. He played his club rugby for Cardiff and was in the Wales rugby union squad for the 1987 Rugby World Cup.

Rugby union career

Hadley attained 29 caps for the Wales rugby union team between 1983 and 1988, scoring nine tries.

Rugby league career

Hadley later switched codes and moved north to join Salford and represented the Wales national rugby league team. Hadley was then signed by Phil Larder the then coach at Widnes in 1992, until his departure in 1995 when he left due to unpaid wages.[2]

County Cup final appearances

Adrian Hadley played Left-Wing, i.e. number 5 in Salford's 17-22 defeat to Wigan in the 1988 Lancashire Cup final during the 1988–89 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Sunday 23 October 1988,[3] and played Left-Wing in the 24-18 defeat to Widnes in the 1990 Lancashire Cup final during the 1990–91 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 29 September 1990.


He returned to rugby union as player-coach at Sale Sharks in 1996, later becoming director of rugby at the side. He resigned from the post in 2001.

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