Rhys Evans (rugby league)

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Rhys Evans
Rhys Evans Leigh.jpg
Personal information
Born (1992-10-30) 30 October 1992 (age 26)[1]
Bridgend, Wales
Height184 cm (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight93 kg (14 st 9 lb)[1]
Playing information
PositionWing, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2010–17 Warrington Wolves 105 45 1 0 182
2011(loan) Leigh Centurions 8 3 1 0 14
2013(loan) Swinton Lions 4 1 0 0 4
2014(loan) Swinton Lions 4 1 0 0 4
2015(loan) N Wales Crusaders 1 1 0 0 4
2018 Leigh Centurions 12 4 0 0 16
2019– Bradford Bulls 0 0 0 0 0
Total 134 55 2 0 224
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2012 England Knights 1 0 0 0 0
2013 Wales 3 0 0 0 0
As of 8 December 2018
Source: [2][3]

Rhys Evans (born 1992) is a Welsh professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Leigh Centurions in the Betfred Championship. He plays as a centre, wing or fullback.[2][3]

Background[edit]

Evans was born in Bridgend, Wales.

He is the twin brother of fellow Wales international Ben Evans.

Early career[edit]

Both he and his brother were noticed by scouts of numerous Super League clubs while representing their secondary school, Brynteg Comprehensive School, in the National Schools Rugby League final on two separate occasions, 2004 and 2005.

Although he had been brought up in an area dominated by rugby union, and playing junior rugby for Tondu RFC, he and his brother accepted a scholarship with Warrington and moved there as teenagers.

Known for his tremendous footwork, agility and speed, he is thought to have a bright future in the game.[citation needed]

Domestic career[edit]

Evans made his Warrington début in 2010.

In the 2014 season, Evans scored 16 tries playing on the left wing. However, his game time was restricted in 2015 through multiple injuries.

In 2016, Evans has begun the season playing right-centre, scoring 2 tries against the Catalans Dragons in a 30-20 win.

In June 2017 Evans signed a three-year deal to join Leigh from the start of the 2018 season.[4]

International career[edit]

Having represented his country at youth level, Evans made his Wales début in their opening match of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Rhys Evans Warrington Wolves". www.superleague.co.uk. Rugby Football League. 2015. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Profile at loverugbyleague.com". loverugbyleague.com. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Leigh Centurions: Rhys Evans and Nick Rawsthorne join Super League side". bbc.co.uk. 20 June 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.

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