Max Evans (rugby union)

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Max Evans
Max Evans.jpg
Birth name Maxwell Brian Evans
Date of birth (1983-09-12) 12 September 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Torquay, England
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 87.9 kg (13 st 12 lb)
School Wellington College, Berkshire
Notable relative(s) Thom Evans (brother)
Chris Evans (cousin)
Occupation(s) Retired rugby player
Rugby union career
Current team Free Agent
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–06 London Scottish ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Glasgow Warriors
Correct as of 3 January 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–2014 Scotland 44 (15)
Correct as of 25 June 2017
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2007 Scotland (3)

Maxwell Brian "Max" Evans (born 12 September 1983) is a rugby union player who has won 44 caps for Scotland. He plays at centre and wing, and is currently without a club after being released by Castres at the end of the 2015 season.


Evans was born in Torquay, England. He attended Wellington College with his brother and former Scottish international, Thom,[1] as well as friends and former rugby team mates James Haskell and Paul Doran-Jones of Wasps RFC.

Playing career[edit]

Evans played golf professionally in Portugal from 2004–06 while recovering from a back injury suffered while playing for Harlequins' academy side.

Evans played for London Scottish in 2005–06 with former Scottish international Kenny Logan and former Waratahs winger and Australia A & 7's star Matt Dowling.

He earned his first cap for Scotland against Canada in November 2008. He scored his first try for Scotland on 8 February 2009, after coming on as a substitute for his younger brother, Thom, in the 2009 Six Nations Championship match against Wales. Thom, who also played for the Glasgow Warriors, was later forced to retire from rugby on 1 July 2010 as a result of a spinal injury he sustained in Scotland's 2010 Six Nations Championship match against Wales. On 10 May 2009, while playing for Glasgow against the Ospreys, Max sustained an injury to his knee, ruling him of competition for at least six months.[2]

On 14 February 2011 Evans confirmed he would leave the Glasgow Warriors[3] to join Castres[4]

He was released from Castres in June 2015.[5]


In November 2017, Evans was revealed as one of the contestants who will take part on the tenth series of Dancing on Ice.[6] He is partnered with professional ice skater Ale Izquierdo.

Personal life[edit]

He is a cousin of BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show presenter, Chris Evans.[7] He married Katy Johnson, although the couple separated in January 2017, citing a lack of time together on account of work commitments.[8]


  1. ^ Scotland (11 February 2009). "Thom and Max Evans named in Scotland's Six Nations team to face France". London: Telegraph. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Scots star Max Evans faces six-month lay-off with knee injury". The Daily Record. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "BBC Sport – Rugby Union – Max Evans to leave as Graeme Morrison stays at Glasgow". BBC News. 14 February 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Rugby Union Tournaments | Top 14". Planet Rugby. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Max Evans' Castres adventure comes to an end". The Herald. 21 June 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Rugby star Max Evans joins cast of ITV's Dancing on Ice". The Scotsman. 2 November 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  7. ^ "BBC Sport – Rugby Union – DJ Evans hails 'miracle' medical staff". BBC News. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  8. ^ Bhunjun, Avinash (1 November 2017). "Who is Max Evans? The rugby start confirmed for Dancing On Ice 2018". Metro. Retrieved 17 January 2018. 

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