Norman Hadley: Former Wasps and Canada lock dies aged 51

Norman Hadley
Norman Hadley won 15 caps for Canada

Former Wasps lock Norman Hadley has died aged 51, Rugby Canada has announced.

Hadley won 15 caps for Canada between 1987 and 1994 and played at the 1991 World Cup, helping his country to their best-ever finish as they reached the quarter-finals.

Hadley captained the national side and played for Bedford and the Barbarians.

"Big Norm was a giant," said Al Charron, a former Canada team-mate. "He was a presence on and off the field."

"Norm was one of the funniest and smartest guys I have had the pleasure of playing rugby with," he added.

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