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Adam Ashley-Cooper
Australia
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Full name Adam P. Ashley-Cooper
Born March 27, 1984, Sydney, NSW
Current age 30 years 245 days
Major teams Barbarians, Brumbies, Waratahs, Australia
Position Centre
Height 6 ft 0 in
Weight 216 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2005-2014 103 97 6 150 30 0 0 0 57 43 3 56.79
Bledisloe Cup 2007-2014 25 25 0 40 8 0 0 0 4 19 2 20.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2007-2011 11 11 0 35 7 0 0 0 8 3 0 72.72
The Rugby Championship 2005-2014 42 40 2 50 10 0 0 0 15 26 1 36.90

Career statistics
Test debut Australia v South Africa at Perth, Aug 20, 2005 match details
Last Test Ireland v Australia at Lansdowne Road, Nov 22, 2014 match details
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Versatile Australian back Adam Ashley-Cooper has made himself an integral part of the Wallaby set-up under Robbie Deans, although his utility status has not disappeared with experience.

Having won international caps at centre, wing and fullback, Ashley-Cooper has proven his worth but not dominated a position. Nevertheless, the Brumbies back has become a regular fixture in Australian squads, including the 2009 Tri-Nations where his greater experience saw him edge out teenage sensation James O'Connor for the opener against the All Blacks at Eden Park.

He was handed a development contract with the Brumbies in 2004, making his Super Rugby debut in 2005 against the Crusaders. His gametime was limited by injury, but he did enough to impress international selectors, making his Test debut from the bench against South Africa during the 2005 Tri-Nations. Ashley-Cooper nailed down a regular berth in the Wallaby starting line-up in 2007, playing in all seven winter fixtures and scoring a fine try against the All Blacks.

In March 2011 Ashley-Cooper announced that he would be leaving the Brumbies at the end of the Super Rugby season after agreeing a two-year contract with the Waratahs. Despite a mixed season for the Brumbies, Ashley-Cooper kept his place in the Wallabies side forming a new centre combination with Pat McCabe.

Ashley-Cooper was used in the centres, on the wing and at fullback during the 2011 World Cup and managed to score five tries in the process. Going into the 2012 Super Rugby season, he was shifted around by the Waratahs as they endured a disappointing campaign.

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Nov 22, 2014
Australia's Adam Ashley-Cooper tries to escape the clutches of Ireland's Tommy Bowe
Australia's Adam Ashley-Cooper tries to escape the clutches of Ireland's Tommy Bowe
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Nov 15, 2014
Adam Ashley-Cooper of Australia trys to break through France's Remi Tales tackle
Adam Ashley-Cooper of Australia trys to break through France's Remi Tales tackle
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Oct 18, 2014
Adam Ashley-Cooper of the Wallabies is honoured in the Wallabies changeroom after playing his 100th test
Adam Ashley-Cooper of the Wallabies is honoured in the Wallabies changeroom after playing his 100th test
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Oct 18, 2014
The Wallabies look on as Colin Slade takes his winning conversion
The Wallabies look on as Colin Slade takes his winning conversion
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