James Evans (rugby league)
|Full name||James Evans|
5 November 1978 |
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||89 kg (14 st 0 lb)|
|Position||Wing, Centre, Five-eighth/Stand-off|
|As of 28 May 2012|
|Source: Rugby League Project|
James Evans (born 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.5 November 1978 in
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.
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.
|2006||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats||6||12||3||-||-|
|2009||? Castleford Tigers||21||44||9||-||-|