Arthur Evanson

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Arthur Evanson
Full name Arthur Macdonell Evanson
Date of birth (1859-09-15)15 September 1859
Place of birth Llansoy, Wales
Date of death 31 December 1934(1934-12-31) (aged 75)
Place of death Dover, England
School Oundle School
University Jesus College, Oxford
Rugby union career
Position(s) Three-quarter
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Oxford University RFC
Richmond F.C.
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1882-1884 England 4 (3)

Arthur McDonnell Evanson (15 September 1859 – 31 December 1934) was a Welsh born rugby union player who won four caps between 1882 and 1884 for the England national rugby union team.


Evanson was born in Llansoy, Monmouthshire, Wales.[1] He was educated at Oundle School and Jesus College, Oxford. He was the first member of the college to win a "Blue" for rugby when he played for Oxford University RFC against Cambridge in 1880. He also won a Blue in 1881, but was prevented from playing in the Blues match by injury in 1882 (when he was club captain) and 1883. He also won Blues for athletics in 1880 and 1882 (winning the shot-put competition in 1882).[2]

He was a three-quarter and represented the England national rugby union team in the Home Nations Championship on four occasions. His debut for England was on 16 December 1882 against Wales, converting two tries. He also played against Ireland and Scotland in the same season, converting a try against Ireland. In the following season, he played against Scotland.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Arthur Evanson". Player Statistics. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  2. ^ Jenkinson, Leonard (1994–1995). "Jesus College's Rugby Internationals". The Jesus College Record. Jesus College, Oxford: 62–63.