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Name  Aadel Kardooni

Height  1.73 m
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Education  De Montfort University, Clayes School, Sherborne School

Aadel Kardooni (Persian: عادل کردونی‎‎, born 17 May 1968 in Tehran) is a British-Iranian former professional rugby union player.

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He is the first and only Iranian rugby union player to ever play professionally.

Playing career

Iranian born Aadel left his homeland to avoid national service, and eventually wound up in Leicester where he became Tigers' long-serving scrum half. A very agile scrum half with a bullet pass, Aadel was a regular in the Midlands and England A squads but a full cap eluded him throughout his career. Aadel could always be relied on throughout the early to mid nineties but struggled when the game became professional, and slipped down the pecking order behind Austin Healey and Jamie Hamilton before moving on to pastures new. His last appearance in a Tigers shirt was as a late substitution in the Pilkington Cup final triumph over Sale in 1997.

References

Aadel Kardooni Wikipedia


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