Ben Evans (rugby league)

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Ben Evans
Ben Evans London Broncos.jpg
Personal information
Nickname Bev
Born (1992-10-30) 30 October 1992 (age 24)
Bridgend, Wales
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 17 st 5 lb (110 kg)
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011–16 Warrington Wolves 21 2 0 0 8
2013 (loan) Bradford Bulls 17 1 0 0 4
2017– London Broncos 25 3 0 0 12
Total 63 6 0 0 24
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2012–13 Wales 4 1 0 0 4
As of 23 September 2017
Source: [1]

Ben Evans (born 30 October 1992 in Bridgend, Wales) is a Welsh professional rugby league player for the London Broncos in the Championship formerly playing for Warrington Wolves and Bradford Bulls in the Super League. He primarily plays second-row and prop. He is the twin brother of Warrington centre Rhys Evans.

Warrington[edit]

Ben signed for Warrington alongside his twin brother Rhys Evans and progressed through the youth system, appearing for the first-team in several pre-season friendlies but never in a competitive match.

2014 Evans featured in Round 1 (St. Helens) to Round 5 (Salford). He then featured in Round 7 (Huddersfield) and then in Round 9 (Widnes) to Round 17 (Salford). Evans featured in Round 4 (Hull Kingston Rovers) to the Quarter Final (Bradford) in the Challenge Cup. He scored against Hull F.C. (1 try) and Hull Kingston Rovers (1 try).

2015 He featured in Round 2 (Hull) and then in Round 4 (Hull Kingston Rovers) to Round 6 (St. Helens).

Bradford[edit]

In 2013 he was offered the chance to go to another Super League side on loan, Bradford. Ben signed a 1-year loan deal with Bradford before pre-season started in time for the 2013 season. However, his début was delayed as a hip injury ruled him out for the start of the season. He left at the end of the season to return to his parent club Warrington where he has played this season repeatedly and scored 1 try.[2]

London[edit]

In 2016, Evans found himselves at the bottom of the pecking order at Warrington not playing a Super League game all season. He played 3 games on loan to Leigh Centurions and also on loan for 2 games for Rochdale Hornets.

On 16 October 2016, Evans signed for the London Broncos for the 2017 season.[3]

International career[edit]

Having represented Wales at youth level, in 2012 Ben was called up by the senior squad to play in the 2012 Autumn International Series. He made his international début in a 20-6 loss to France, and made a further appearance against England that year. He made his international début before making a first-team appearance at club level.

He was selected in Wales 2013 Rugby League World Cup squad. He featured in the 32-16 loss to Italy and in the 16-24 loss to the United States. He scored against Italy (1 try).

Statistics[edit]

Season Appearances Tries Goals F/G Points
2013 Bradford 17 1 0 0 4
2014 Warrington 18 2 0 0 8
2015 Warrington 4 0 0 0 0
Total 39 3 0 0 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Players - Love Rugby League". Loverugbyleague.com. Retrieved 10 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Bradford Bulls prop Ben Evans to miss start of the season". Bbc.co.uk. 10 October 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "London Broncos Rugby League : London sign Warrington’s Ben Evans". Londonbroncosrl.com. Retrieved 10 October 2017. 

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