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NAME Ian Evans
DOB Oct 4, 1984
POSITION Lock
CLUB Ospreys
APPEARANCES unknown
HEIGHT 203 cm (6 ft 8 in)
WEIGHT 116 kg (18 st 4 lb)
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Biography

Wales Caps: 30 (16-1-13) Wales Points: 5 (1t)
Wales Debut: v Argentina 2006
British & Irish Lions: 0
Lions Debut: NA

 

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Evans was brought up in Aberdare, and began playing his Rugby Abercwmboi before moving to Pontypridd RFC once he was eligible for senior rugby. He quickly made his mark upon Wales' Age-Grade selectors with a succession of athletic and promising performances for the Valleys' team.

Joining up with Swansea RFC in 2004, he progressed through the internal system to play for the Ospreys in the Celtic League and Heineken Cup, and has played for the national team. His usual position is at lock. He was the tallest member of the national team at 2.03 meters, but has since been demoted to 2nd tallest with the inclusion of Luke Charteris.

He made his debut for Wales in June 2006, playing in two Tests against Argentina, scoring a try in the first game.

Despite playing just 30 matches for his country, he has already racked up three Championship crowns. He was even described as Wales’ lucky charm having gone unbeaten in the tournament until this season’s loss to Ireland.

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