James Evans (rugby league)

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James Evans
James Evans Bradford.jpg
Personal information
Full name James Evans
Born (1978-11-05) 5 November 1978 (age 36)
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Weight 89 kg (14 st 0 lb)
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre, Five-eighth/Stand-off
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2001–04 Canberra Raiders 16 4 0 0 16
2004–06 Huddersfield Giants 53 26 0 0 104
2006 Wakefield Wildcats 6 3 0 0 12
2007–08 Bradford Bulls 49 21 0 0 84
2009–10 Castleford Tigers 31 15 0 0 60
Total 155 69 0 0 276
As of 28 May 2012
Source: Rugby League Project

James Evans (born (1978-11-05) 5 November 1978 (age 36) in Canberra) is an Australian rugby league footballer of the 2000s, playing at club level for Canberra Raiders, Huddersfield Giants, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Bradford Bulls, and Castleford Tigers, as a Wing, Centre, or Stand-off/Five-eighth. Midway through the 2006 season he was on loan to Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and was released from his contract at Huddersfield Giants at the end of the season. He announced his retirement from the game on 8 November 2010 after failing to recover from a groin injury.

Australia[edit]

James started playing for the Canberra Raiders in 2001.He was injured in season 2002 against Parramatta after a strong start to the season.James collided with the goal post when scoring a try and required a complete knee reconstruction of all three ligaments of the knee, seeing him miss 12 months of football.

He was offered an opportunity to play with Huddersfield Giants in the Super League where he played for 3 seasons. He was then loaned out after rumors of a rift with head coach Jon Sharp. Huddersfields loss was Wakefields Trinity's gain as James secured top flight success with two tries in the Scratch night relegation battle against Castleford Tigers.

James was then courted by the Bradford Bulls for season 2007 where he was an instant hit scoring 15 tries in 23 games.

Bradford Bulls[edit]

James signed for Bradford for the 2007 season,and was an ever present in the centres scoring 15 tries in 23 games. It was announced in September 2008 that James would leave the Bulls at the end of 2008 to join Castleford due to salary cap restrictions.

Statistics[edit]

Club career[edit]

Year Club Apps Pts T G FG
2001 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 1 - - - -
2002 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 7 4 1 - -
2003 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 3 4 1 - -
2004 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 5 8 2 - -
2004 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 17 44 11 - -
2005 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 21 20 5 - -
2006 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 13 28 7 - -
2006 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 6 12 3 - -
2007 Bullscolours.svgBradford Bulls 21 48 12 - -
2008 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 13 20 5 - -
2009 ? Castleford Tigers 21 44 9 - -

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