Max Evans (rugby union)
|Birth name||Maxwell Brian Evans|
|Date of birth||12 September 1983|
|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|
Thom Evans (brother)|
Chris Evans (cousin)
|Occupation(s)||Retired rugby player|
|Rugby union career|
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, as well as friends and former rugby team mates James Haskell and Paul Doran-Jones of Wasps RFC.
Evans played golf professionally in Portugal from 2004–06 while recovering from a back injury suffered while playing for Harlequins' academy side.
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.
He was released from Castres in June 2015.
He is a cousin of BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show presenter, Chris Evans. He married Katy Johnson, although the couple separated in January 2017, citing a lack of time together on account of work commitments.
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