Index 9

'A top player and a great man'

The tragic death of Jack Adams at just 34 from cancer has been flt in many ruby communities - he made the elete of Gloucester, Bristol, Moseley and Cinderfrord - but no more so than St Peter's School, Gloucester where he played his schoolboy rugby and met his future wife.
''Jack was a great lad from a lovely home and a hell of a good player''' recalls Dave Pointon, his coach back then,
'' When he first arrived he was big for his age and I played him at No.8 because he was so good I just wanted him ball in hand as much as possible''
He captained us to the U14 County Cup at Kingsholm where I think Gloucester first clocked him. Later when his growth spurt stopped we moved him out to the backs and won England Schools Caps u16 and U18.
Later still he spent a couple of years in the England Sevens Squad.
Adams enjoyed an exceptional start to his career at Gloucester but injuries began to take their toll he left the club in 2008. There were spells at Bristol, Moseley and most recently at Cinderford where he proved something of a mentor for Callum Sheedy during his loan spell from Bristol.
Sheedy tweeted ''Awful news, helped me massively at Cinderford as a youngster - a top player and a great man''.
Brendan Gallagher - TheRUGBYPaper







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