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Jonathan Evans (rugby player)

Jonathan Evans (born 25 July 1992) is a Welsh professional rugby union footballer, he plays at scrum half for Scarlets in the Pro14.

Jonathan Evans
Birth nameJonathan Rhys Evans
Date of birth (1992-07-25) 25 July 1992 (age 27)
Place of birthCardiff, Wales
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight89 kg (196 lb; 14 st 0 lb)
SchoolLewis School, Pengam
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum half
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Bargoed RFC ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–12
2010–11
2011–14
2014
2015–16
2016-
Bargoed
Newport RFC
Bedwas
Cross Keys
Bath
Llanelli
10
13
7
1
4
1
(5)
(15)
(0)
(5)
(5)
(0)
Correct as of 20 December 2016
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–15
2016–
NG Dragons
Scarlets
83
17
(55)
(25)
Correct as of 1 March 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–12 Wales U20 18 (5)

Club careerEdit

Evans played his junior rugby and also began his senior career at Bargoed RFC, he had also been a member of the Newport Gwent Dragons academy. Before playing for the Dragons he had played for Welsh Premier Division sides Pontypool RFC and Newport RFC.

Evans made his professional debut for the Newport Gwent Dragons in a Pro12 match against the Ospreys on the 7 May 2010, he was at the time the youngest Dragons player ever at 17.[1]

On 24 February 2015, it was announced Evans would join Premiership side Bath from the start of the 2015–16 season.[2] Evans made his first appearance for Bath as a substitute against Newcastle Falcons on 2 January 2016. He scored his first try for Bath in a 16-14 victory over Worcester Warriors. Evans struggled to get game time, and found himself down the pecking order below Chris Cook and Nikola Matawalu. Evans left Bath after making four appearances in his only season at the club.

On 22 February 2016, it was announced Evans would join Welsh region Scarlets at the start of the 2016–17 season.[3]

International careerEdit

Evans is a former Wales U20 international and has played in two U20 Six Nations and Junior World Championships.[4][5][6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dragons call on schoolboys". South Wales Argos. 6 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Jonathan Evans to join Bath from Newport Gwent Dragons". BBC Sport. 24 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Jonathan Evans: Scarlets sign Bath scrum-half for next season". BBC Sport. 22 February 2016.
  4. ^ "6 nations tournament Under 20 - SEASON 2010-2011 - Games played". It's Rugby.
  5. ^ "IRB Junior World Championship - SEASON 2010-2011 - Games played". It's Rugby.
  6. ^ "6 nations tournament Under 20 - SEASON 2011-2012 - Games played". It's Rugby.
  7. ^ "IRB Junior World Championship - SEASON 2011-2012 - Games played". It's Rugby.

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