Vale Michael “Mick” Adams

Born 28 September 1951. Passed Away 10 March 2017

Mick Adams passed away in Tamworth, aged 65. The former Great Britain Test backrower and his wife Christine, had lived in the New England area for some time.

Born at Widnes in England, Mick had an outstanding career with his local club. He played in 415 first team games, scoring 68 tries. As well as this, he represented Great Britain in 13 Tests and England in six.

In 1979 and 1984 he toured Australia, New Zealand and Papua/New Guinea with the British Lions, playing 34 games on tour, including 12 of the 13 Tests.

With Great Britain he played five Tests against Australia, seven against New Zealand and one against Papua/New Guinea, while for England he played two Tests against Australia and Wales, plus one each with New Zealand and France.

Mick played in seven Challenge Cup Finals at Wembley Stadium for Widnes plus one replay, winning four. He also was a member of three Premiership Final winning sides.

In 1975 and 1976 he played 23 first grade games with the Bulldogs, captaining them in one game at Belmore Sportsground on 27 July 1975 against the Roosters.

The Celebration for Mick’s life was held in the Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre on Tuesday 21 March.

He is survived by wife Christine, and children, Jenni, Matthew and Amy, plus other extended family.

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