Mick Adams

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Mick Adams
Personal information
Full name Michael Adams
Born Widnes, Lancashire, England
Playing information
Position Second-row, Loose forward/Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1971–84 Widnes 415 68 39 26
1975–76 Canterbury-Bankstn. 23 8 24
Total 438 76 39 26 24
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1975–81 England 6 0 0 0 0
1979–84 Great Britain 13 0 0 0 0

Michael "Mick" Adams is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s and '80s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Widnes (captain), and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, as a Second-row, or Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 11 or 12, or, 13, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Mick Adams won caps for England while at Widnes in 1975 against New Zealand, Australia (sub), and Australia, in 1978 against France, in 1979 against Wales, and in 1981 against Wales (sub),[1] and won caps for Great Britain while at Widnes in 1979 against Australia, Australia (sub), and New Zealand (3 matches), in 1980 against New Zealand, and in 1984 against Australia (2 matches), Australia (sub), New Zealand (3 matches), and Papua New Guinea.[2]

Rugby Football League Championship[edit]

During Mick Adams' time at Widnes they won the Rugby Football League Championship in 1977–78.

Rugby League Premiership[edit]

During Mick Adams' time at Widnes they won the Rugby League Premiership in 1979–80, 1981–82, and 1982–83. Widnes' 19-5 victory over Bradford Northern in the 1979–80 Rugby League Premiership final at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 17 May 1980, 19-5 victory over Hull in the 1981–82 Rugby League Premiership final at Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 15 May 1982, and 19-5 victory over Hull in the 1982–83 Rugby League Premiership final at Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 14 May 1983.

Challenge Cup final appearances[edit]

Mick Adams played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12 in Widnes' 14-7 victory over Warrington in the 1974–75 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 10 May 1975, the 5-20 defeat by St. Helens in the 1975–76 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 8 May 1976, the 7-16 defeat by Leeds in the 1976–77 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 7 May 1977, played Left-Second-row, i.e. number 11 in the 12-3 victory over Wakefield Trinity in the 1978–79 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 5 May 1979, played Loose forward/Lock and was captain in the 18-9 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1980–81 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 2 May 1981, the 14-14 draw with Hull in the 1981–82 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 1 May 1982, the 9-18 defeat by Hull in the 1981–82 Challenge Cup final replay at Elland Road on Wednesday 19 May 1982, and the 19-6 victory over Wigan in the 1983–84 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 5 May 1984.

Rugby league county cups[edit]

During Mick Adams' time at Widnes they won the Lancashire Cup in 1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1978–79, and 1979–80. Widnes' 6-2 victory over Salford in the 1974–75 Lancashire Cup final at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 2 November 1974, the 16-7 victory over Salford in the 1975–76 Lancashire Cup final at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 4 October 1975, the 16-11 victory over Workington Town in the 1976–77 Lancashire Cup final at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 30 October 1976, the 15-13 victory over Workington Town in the 1978–79 Lancashire Cup final at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 7 October 1978, the 11-0 victory over Leigh in the 1979–80 Lancashire Cup final at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 26 September 1981.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy[edit]

During Mick Adams' time at Widnes they won the BBC2 Floodlit Trophy in 1977–78. Widnes' 13-7 victory over St. Helens in the 1977–78 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy final at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Tuesday 12 December 1978.

Player's No.6 Trophy/John Player Trophy[edit]

During Mick Adams' time at Widnes they won the Player's No.6 Trophy in 1975–76, and the John Player Trophy in 1978–79. Widnes' 19-13 victory over Hull in the 1975–76 Player's No.6 Trophy final at Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 24 January 1976, and 16-4 victory over Warrington in the 1978–79 John Player Trophy final at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Saturday 28 April 1979.

Honoured at Widnes RLFC[edit]

In 1992 Adams was named as one of the original thirteen former Widnes players inducted into the Widnes Hall of Fame.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

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