Adam Ashley-Cooper rugby player
Adam Ashley-Cooper rugby player

Adam Ashley-Cooper

27th Mar 1984 1.82m/98kg Outside Centre

Adam Ashley-Cooper is widely regarded as one of the most versatile players in rugby union, and has made a career of his ability to play in the centre, wing and fullback positions. Ashley-Cooper signed an ARU development contract with the Brumbies in 2004 and spent the majority of the year representing the Australia 7s.

In 2005 he made his Super Rugby debuted against the Crusaders and was called into the Wallabies Tri-Nations squad making his debut against the Springboks in Perth.

Between 2009 and 2011 he missed just four of the 56 test matches for Australia, scoring 5 tries at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

After 7 years with the Brumbies Ashley-Cooper signed a deal that would see him represent the Waratahs in the 2012 Super Rugby season.

In 2014 he was part of the successful Waratahs team that lifted the Super Rugby title.

At the conclusion of the 2015 Super Rugby season, he signed for French club Bordeaux-Begles on a two-year deal.

Ashley-Cooper has amassed over 125 Super Rugby caps and has over 100 Test caps for the Wallabies.

In January 2017, the Australian wing was released by Bordeaux. In May 2017 he was named in the Barbarians squad to face England and Ulster.

In June 2017, Ashley-Cooper signed for Japanese club Kobelco Steelers, this will be his fourth club, having played for the Brumbies, Waratahs and Bordeaux in his 13-year career so far.

The 33-year-old joins Matt Giteau in the Japanese Top League, after his long-time Wallabies teammate signed with Suntory.

(20/6/17)

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Career

stl Kobe Kobelco Steelers
Outside Centre
2017 - present
brumbies ACT Brumbies
Fullback
2005 - 2011
waratahs NSW Waratahs
Outside Centre
2012 - 2015
australia Australia
Outside Centre
2005 - 2016
ub Union Bordeaux Begles
Outside Centre
2015 - 2017
Barbarians_Logo Barbarians
Outside Centre
2017 - 2017