Player

Bill Evans - Scrumhalf

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.
PLAYER FOR P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
Wales 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 26 20 0 6 756 475 102
Cardiff 26 19 1 6 771 547 95
Llandovery 27 19 1 7 779 479 94
Pontypridd 25 18 0 7 840 480 89
Ebbw Vale 27 18 1 8 624 488 85
Aberavon 25 16 2 7 569 478 78
Newport 28 15 2 11 683 654 78
Swansea 27 15 0 12 604 518 75
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 25 12 1 12 630 513 71
Carmarthen Quins 28 13 1 14 603 520 71
Llanelli 28 10 1 17 588 689 53
Bedwas 27 10 1 16 591 739 52
Bridgend Ravens 25 8 0 17 501 612 45
Cross Keys 26 5 1 20 528 882 35
Bargoed 26 6 0 20 496 830 32
Neath 26 1 0 25 367 1026 3