Player

Bill Evans - Scrum-half

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Bill Evans
Date Of Birth24/04/1857
Place Of BirthRhymney
EducationOxford University, Sherborne School, Christ College, Brecon
ClubsNewport, Rhymney, Cardiff, Gloucester Rugby
RegionsGloucestershire
HonoursWales
William Frederick (Bill) Evans was born in April 1857 in Rhymney and was educated at Christ College, Brecon and Sherborne School. Following school, Bill went on to study at Christ's College, Oxford and although he represented Oxford University he never received a 'Blue'.
Bill was a centre and represented Wales on two occasions, making his debut against Ireland in a friendly in January 1882. The following season he played against Scotland in the Home Championships. 
He played for Cardiff six times between 1878 and 1883 before joining Newport (for whom he also played during his seasons with Cardiff). During his playing career Bill Evans also played for Rhymney and Gloucester.
After his career in rugby Bill began teaching and emigrated to Australia for a few years to work as a teacher but moved back to Wales in later life.
After living rough and being homeless for the last few years of his life Bill died in July 1935.
COMPETITION PLAYED T C P DG PTS YC RC
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19