Matt Evans (rugby union)

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Matt Evans
Full name Matthew Evans
Date of birth (1988-01-02) 2 January 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Salisbury, England
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
School Shawnigan Lake School
University Hartpury College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fly-half / Centre / Fullback
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
Newport RFC
Cornish Pirates
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
Canada U20
Matt Evans
Medal record
Representing  Canada
Men's Rugby sevens
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2011 Guadalajara Men's sevens

Matt Evans (born 2 January 1988) is a Canadian rugby union player who currently plays for the Cornish Pirates in the RFU Championship. He is a utility back and has played in various back-line positions including fly-half, centre, wing, and fullback.

Evans competed at the 2008 IRB Junior World Championship representing Canada. He played five games and scored two tries, one versus Scotland and one vesus Australia. Evans made his international debut for the Canada senior men's team in 2008 against Ireland at Thomond Park in Limerick.

He joined the Welsh regional team the Newport Gwent Dragons in the Celtic League in June 2010[1] but was released at the end of the 2010-11 Magners League.[2][3][4]

On 8 July 2011 Evans was selected as part of the 30-man Canadian squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.[5]

It was reported on 21 October 2011 that Evans would join RFU Championship side the Cornish Pirates as cover for the injured Wes Davies.[6]


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