John Evans (rugby league)

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For the rugby union and rugby league footballer of the 1890s for Wales (RU), Ammanford, Llanelli, Llwynypia, and Swinton (RL), see Jack Evans (rugby player). For the rugby union footballer of the 1900s for Wales, and Blaina, see John William Evans (rugby player). For the rugby union and rugby league footballer of the 1920s for Wales (RU), Llanelli, and Broughton Rangers (RL), see Jack Elwyn Evans. For the rugby union and rugby league footballer of the 1940s, and 1950s for Newport (RU), Great Britain (RL), Wales, and Hunslet, see Jack Evans (rugby).
John Evans
Personal information
Full name John Evans
Nickname Jack
Playing information
Position Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1925–≥28 Swinton
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1925–28 England 5 1 0 0 3
1926–27 Great Britain 3 2 0 0 6
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

John "Jack" Evans was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Swinton, as a Centre, i.e. number 3 or 4.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Jack Evans won caps for England while at Swinton in 1925 against Wales (2 matches), in 1926 against Wales, and Other Nationalities, in 1928 against Wales,[1] and won caps for Great Britain while at Swinton in 1926-27 against New Zealand (3 matches).[2]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Jack Evans played Centre, i.e. number 4, in Swinton's 0–17 defeat by St Helens Recs in the 1923 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1923–24 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 24 November 1923, played Centre, i.e. number 4, and scored a try in the 15–11 victory over Wigan in the 1925 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1925–26 season at the Cliff, Broughton, Salford on Wednesday 9 December 1925 (postponed from Saturday 21 November 1925 due to fog), and played Centre, i.e. number 4, in the 5–2 victory over Wigan in the 1927 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1927–28 season at Watersheddings, Oldham on Saturday 19 November 1927.

Genealogical information[edit]

Jack Evans was the brother of the rugby league footballer, Bryn Evans.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Club History - The Early Years". swintonlionstales.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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