Bill Evans (rugby union)
|Full name||William Frederick Evans|
|Date of birth||24 April 1857|
|Place of birth||Rhymney, Wales|
|Date of death||1 July 1935(aged 78)|
|School||Christ College, Brecon
|University||Jesus College, Oxford|
|Rugby union career|
|Years||Club / team|
|Oxford University RFC
|Years||Club / team||Caps||(points)|
Evans was born in Rhymney, Monmouthshire. He was educated at Christ College, Brecon, Sherborne School and Jesus College, Oxford, representing Oxford University rugby club (but did not win a "Blue").
He was a three-quarter and represented the Wales national rugby union team on two occasions. His debut for Wales was in a friendly on 28 January 1882 against Ireland. In the following season, he played against Scotland in the Home Nations Championship.
After his rugby career in Wales, Evans moved to Gloucestershire, where he began teaching. He later emigrated to Australia, and continued his teaching career, becoming headmaster of Fremantle Grammar School from 1887–90 and then Adelaide Grammar School from 1890–91. Evans continued his teaching after returning to Wales, but in his latter life became homeless, living rough in the hills surrounding his home town. He died in 1935.
- Jenkins, John M.; et al. (1991). Who's Who of Welsh International Rugby Players. Wrexham: Bridge Books. ISBN 1-872424-10-4.
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