The Cumbrian flyer joined Saints from Barrow Border Raiders in October 2001 and immediately demonstrated his pace and evasive capabilities. He established himself as a first team regular in 2003, and made his 150th appearance in 2007. Despite saying he had a shocking game against Brisbane in the World Club Challenge in 2007, he scored two tries that rocked the Aussie Champions and sent Saints on their way to victory. He was the Saints highest try scorer in the 2006 Super League season scoring an impressive 22 tries and backed that up with an impressive 21 try tally in 2007. It was that form that saw him make his debut for GB in the Gillette International game against France in 2007 and a place in the GB squad that whitewashed the Kiwis in November.
In his saintly years Ade amassed an impressive haul of honours. He has acquired four Challenge Cup winning medals, a World Club Challenge winning medal and a Grand Final winning ring. Ade finished the 2008 season as the leading try scorer in the land with 31 touchdowns in cup and league games. He would be the first to commend the excellent service provided by successive Australian world class centres Jamie Lyon and Matt Gidley. This success however was tainted by a series of disappointing Grand Final losses to Leeds Rhinos in and a dismal World Cup campaign in Australia at the conclusion of the 2008 season.
The 2009 season proved to be a roller coaster season for the Saints. The ride however, ultimately ended in disappointment as the Saints trophy cabinet was laid bare for the first time since the 2003 campaign. Some sparkling performances were punctuated with below par matches as the club shaped a new team for the future and youth was given its head.
The new decade saw Ade suffer a series of injuries which restricted his appearances and scoring opportunities. At the end of the 2013 season he had netted 173 tries and a most creditable 14th ranking in the all time try scorers list for the Saints.Ade finally hung up his playing boots at the end of the 2014 season after a spell on loan with Hull Kingston Rovers. He acquired the post of assistant fitness trainer with the Saints whilst undertaking a degree in Sports Sciences.
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