|Full name||Adrian Antonio Gardner|
24 June 1983 |
Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||14 st 11 lb (94 kg) |
|As of 2 November 2008|
|Source: Rugby League Project|
Adrian Antonio Gardner (born 24 June 1983) is an English professional rugby league footballer for St. Helens of Super League. A Great Britain representative winger, he previously played for Barrow Raiders. He is the older brother of Ex-Salford City Reds winger, Mat Gardner.
Gardner went to St Columba's Roman Catholic School and St. Bernard's Catholic High School at Primary and Secondary level respectively. He started 6th form but decided to concentrate on his love affair with the gym.
Gardner made his Super League debut in a match against London Broncos on 28 March 2002, which St Helens lost. He established himself as a first team regular in 2003 and has now appeared more than 220 times for St Helens, scoring more than 118 tries. Gardner also finished the 2006 season as St. Helens leading try scorer with 29 tries in all competitions.
Gardner was named in the Great Britain training squad throughout 2006. He scored on his international debut in XXXX Test Match against New Zealand on 27 June 2006, and was a surprise omission from the Great Britain squad for the 2006 Tri-nations. He was most recently selected in June 2007 in a young Great Britain team named by new coach Tony Smith for their match against France at Headingley.
On 25 August, he scored two tries for St Helens at Wembley Stadium to help Saints win their 11th Challenge Cup.
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