Adrian Shelford

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Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Adrian Tremain Shelford
Born
Saturday, 4th January, 1964
Died
Friday, 19th September, 2003 (Aged 39 years and 258 days)
Place Of Birth
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Known Family Links

Son
Kyle Shelford

Biography

Yet another member of Newcastle's ‘Kiwi connection’ during the Knights’ debut season, Shelford started his career with the Upper Hutt Tigers and was a prop in NZ's shock win over Australia at Lang Park in 1987. Shelford was selected for the Rest of the World side in 1988 but his stay with the Knights was affected by injury. He eventually played in the Wigan team that captured three successive Challenge Cups (1988-90), after a High Court dispute was settled between St Helens and Wigan (Shelford had signed contracts with both clubs). After a season with Manly, Shelford played for Wakefield Trinity in 1990-91 & 1991-92. The veteran of 8 Tests for the Kiwis died suddenly whilst teaching in England in 2003, aged 39.
- ALAN WHITICKER

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Test Series 3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% List
Tour Matches New Zealand 6 1 -   - 4 4 2 0 66.67% List
World Cup 4 1 -   - 4 2 2 0 50.00% List
English Championship 77 5 -   - 20 47 28 2 61.04% List
Challenge Cup 15 - -   - - 14 1 0 93.33% List
Premiership Trophy 4 - -   - - 1 3 0 25.00% List
NRL 16 - -   - - 9 6 1 56.25% List
Lancashire Cup 5 1 -   - 4 5 0 0 100.00% List
Regal Trophy 13 1 -   - 4 10 1 2 76.92% List
NRL Finals 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Yorkshire Cup 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List
Tour Matches Wakefield Trinity 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
UK Second Division 4 - -   - - 3 1 0 75.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1986-89 8 1 -   - 4 5 3 0 62.50% List

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Rest Of The World 1988 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1986, 1988 4 1 -   - 4 2 2 0 50.00% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newcastle NSWRL 1988 5 - -   - - 1 3 1 20.00% List
Manly NSWRL 1990 11 - -   - - 8 3 0 72.73% List

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newcastle 1988 5 - -   - - 1 3 1 20.00% List
Manly 1990 11 - -   - - 8 3 0 72.73% List
Overall1988-1990 16 0 0   0 - 9 6 1 56.25% List

English Career - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Wigan 1987/88 21 - -   - - 14 6 1 66.67% List
Wigan 1988/89 39 4 -   - 16 32 6 1 82.05% List
Wigan 1989/90 22 1 -   - 4 18 3 1 81.82% List
Wakefield 1990/91 27 2 -   - 8 10 16 1 37.04% List
Wakefield 1991/92 8 - -   - - 5 3 0 62.50% List
Sheffield 1991/92 4 - -   - - 3 1 0 75.00% List

English Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Wigan 1987-89 82 5 -   - 20 64 15 3 78.05% List
Wakefield 1990-91 35 2 -   - 8 15 19 1 42.86% List
Sheffield 1991 4 - -   - - 3 1 0 75.00% List
Overall1987-1992 121 7 0   0 28 82 35 4 67.77% List

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Contributions: Rugby League Tables, Andrew Ferguson, Paul Carter, Greg Fiveash, Max Turner, Shawn Dollin, Bill Bates

Sources: NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1988-89, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1990-91, Irvin Saxton's Record Keepers' Club, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1990-91, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1989-90, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1988-89, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1992-93, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991-92