Matt Evans (rugby union)

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Matt Evans
Birth nameMatthew Evans
Date of birth (1988-01-02) 2 January 1988 (age 31)
Place of birthSalisbury, England
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight89 kg (196 lb)
SchoolShawnigan Lake School[citation needed]
UniversityHartpury College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half / Centre / Fullback
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2011
2010–2011
2011–
Dragons
Newport RFC
Cornish Pirates
1
15
68
(0)
(35)
(75)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008
2008–
Canada U20
Canada
5
39
(10)
(55)

Matthew 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 versus 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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