18 Facts About Adrian Vowles


Adrian Vowles was born on 30 May 1971 and is a former professional Scotland international rugby league footballer who played as a loose forward or centre in the 1990s and 2000s.


Adrian Vowles played in Australia for several years, gaining State of Origin selection in 1994, but spent the majority of his career in the Super League.


In Charleville, Adrian Vowles won two premierships with the All Whites club, before changing clubs and winning a premiership with Charleville Railways in 1988.


In 1994, Adrian Vowles continued his good form and was selected for Queensland in Game II of that year's series.


In 1995, Adrian Vowles joined the newly established North Queensland Cowboys, starting at centre in the club's inaugural game against the Sydney Bulldogs.


Adrian Vowles played 20 games for the Cowboys in 1995, captaining the side three times.


In 1997, Adrian Vowles moved to England to play with Castleford.


Adrian Vowles enjoyed a breakout season in 1999, being named at lock in the Super League Dream Team and winning the Man of Steel award, becoming the first Castleford player and first Queenslander to do so.


In 2000, Adrian Vowles represented Scotland at the 2000 Rugby League World Cup, starting at lock in all three of their pool games, scoring one try.


In 2003, Adrian Vowles returned to the club to play the last three games of the 2003 season after being granted a release by Wakefield.


Adrian Vowles returned to the Tigers again in 2005 for a brief spell in their promotion winning season in the Championship.


In 2002, Adrian Vowles moved to the Leeds Rhinos but played just 17 Super League games before making a mid-season switch to the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, where he accepted a player-coach role.


Alongside co-coach Shane McNally, Adrian Vowles helped save Wakefield from relegation in the 2002 season.


Adrian Vowles remained with Wakefield until the final three matches of the 2003 season, when he was granted a release by the club to finish the season with Castleford.


In 2004, Adrian Vowles returned to Queensland to play in the Queensland Cup for the Brisbane Broncos feeder club, the Toowoomba Clydesdales, captaining the side.


In 2006, Adrian Vowles became an assistant coach for Burleigh, before relinquishing the role to become the CEO of the club, a position he held until 2010.


From 2012 to 2018, Adrian Vowles worked for Channel 9 as a commentator for the Queensland Cup.


Since 2014, the Adrian Vowles Cup has been held annually in Charleville, featuring under-14 and under-16 boys and girls sides from throughout regional Queensland.