Player

Roddy Evans - Lock

Roddy Evans
Height188
Weight102
Date Of Birth19/12/1934
EducationCowbridge Grammar School, Cambridge University
ClubsBridgend Ravens, Cardiff, Porthcawl, London Welsh
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions, Wales Schools
InvitationalBarbarians
William Roderick (Roddy) Evans was regarded as one of the finest lineout forwards in Welsh and British rugby in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Born in Porthcawl and educated at Cowbridge Grammar School he played in the same Welsh Secondary Schools pack as the Blue and Blacks Howard Norris in April 1953. Five months later, and still only 18, he made his debut for Cardiff Athletic against Blackwood. Within a few weeks later he was elevated to the first team to play against Leicester. In 1955 he won his Blue (for Cambridge) in the varsity match also appearing for London Welsh. Season 1956 - 57 saw him win his club cap and he was selected for a Welsh Trial. The following year he was in the Cardiff, Barbarians and Wales teams that beat the touring Wallabies. In 1959 he was selected for the Lions tour to Australasia (where he played in every test against Australia and New Zealand) and Canada. In October 1960 he played his 82nd and final game for Cardiff before transferring to Bridgend.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1953-1954 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1955-1956 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1956-1957 29 21 1 7 3 0 0 0 9
1957-1958 28 21 5 2 5 0 0 0 15
1958-1959 16 5 3 8 2 0 0 0 6
1959-1960 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1960-1961 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 80 52 9 19 10 0 0 0 30
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3