Jack Adams (rugby union)

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Jack Adams
Full name Jack Adams
Date of birth (1986-09-17) 17 September 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Gloucester, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 15 st 2 lb (96 kg)
School St Peter's School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Current team Moseley
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005-2009
2007-2009
2009-2011
2011-
Gloucester
Moseley (D-R)
Bristol
Moseley
17
30
(20)
(45)
National team(s)
Years Team Comps
  England Sevens

Jack Adams (born 17 September 1986, in Gloucester) is an English rugby union footballer, currently playing for Chinnor RFC. He plays at centre.

"Ghost" made his Gloucester first-team debut against Sale Sharks at Kingsholm on 10 September 2005 (18 years old), he came on as a replacement for Mike Tindall making a huge impact and turning many heads after this performance. He tore his ACL shortly after and spent the rest of the 05/06 season in recovery, after finding out he had made the England U21's squad at age 18. After this long injury lay off Jack started the 2006-07 Guinness Premiership with 2 tries in the first two home games of the season, they were both scored when he came on as a replacement. When Mike Tindall was away playing for England Jack would always step up to the mark, and many times being man of the match, notably vs Wasps, Leicester Tigers & Newcastle Falcons all in the space of a few weeks. In total Jack scored 6 tries in all competitions during the 2006-07 season and setting up countless others. During the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons, Jack was also dual-registered with Moseley, for whom he made many appearances, mostly at Outside centre, and he also gained a cup winners medal as part of the EDF Energy Trophy winning side of 2009 and set up both tries. Jack played for England Sevens over three seasons from 2007-2009 travelling to Dubai, Adelaide, South Africa, Hong Kong, Edinburgh & Twickenham several times. He also played England Counties for two season running from 2012 to 2014 and was a remarkably addition to their program.

Jack joined Bristol Rugby in 2009 signing a two-year contract, after playing over 50 games for Bristol and winning the British & Irish Cup with them Jack was part of the squad who lost to Exeter in the Championship final. Jack then made the move to Moseley Rugby Club as a very experienced player at just 25. The strong running centre badly broke his thumb vs Nottingham which kept him out for the remaining 14 games of the season. Due to this injury Jack had limited option moving into the 2012 season, but Cinderford RFC saw a chance and jumped at the ex Gloucester, Bristol & England 7's player. Jack then played for them for three seasons and was a vital player bringing in experience, power and pace. Jack was their top try scorer in the 2013/14 season and was a huge part of their 2014/15 season survival.

Jack is the Director of a popular Sport and Music Festival called SportBeat, which takes place in Gloucester. He started it in 2012 with Olympic Beach Volleyball hopefuls Jody Gooding & Denise Johns. The first festival took place in 2013 boasting three sporting competition (Sevens, Volleyball & Netball) and two stages hosting an impressive line up for a first year. The second year the festival grew in size and stature with Razorlight headlining the main stage. It has The Fratellis, De La Soul and James Arthur on the line up for the 2015 festival (www.sportbeatfest.com)

Honours[edit]

Gloucester Rugby Lv Cup Winners 2006

Premiership Finalist 2007

Moseley[edit]

Bristol Rugby British & Irish Cup 2010 Winners

England Sevens 2007-2009

England Counties 2012-2014

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