Matt Evans (rugby union)

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Matt Evans
Birth nameMatthew Evans
Date of birth (1988-01-02) 2 January 1988 (age 33)
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)
Newport RFC
Cornish Pirates
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Canada U20

Matthew Evans (born 2 January 1988) is a Canadian former rugby union player who most recently played 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]

On March 9th, 2020, Evans hung up his boots, retiring from professional rugby whilst taking on the role of Team Manager for the Cornish Pirates.


  1. ^ Dragons recruit Canada full-back Matt Evans
  2. ^ Newport Gwent Dragons confirm 16 players are leaving
  3. ^ Dragons shed 17 players
  4. ^ "Dragons Players Released". Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Canada names final 30 man squad for Rugby World Cup". Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Pirates snap up Canadian international". Archived from the original on 23 October 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2011.

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