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 18 15 0 3 534 302 76
Pontypridd 18 14 0 4 638 338 68
Cardiff 18 13 1 4 551 379 67
Ebbw Vale 18 13 1 4 397 292 62
Newport 18 12 0 6 470 430 57
Llandovery 18 11 1 6 506 321 57
Aberavon 17 11 1 5 402 355 53
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 17 9 0 8 444 354 50
Carmarthen Quins 18 9 0 9 394 340 47
Swansea 17 8 0 9 371 349 41
Cross Keys 17 4 1 12 379 562 28
Bridgend Ravens 16 5 0 11 316 424 27
Llanelli 18 4 1 13 337 499 25
Bedwas 17 4 0 13 341 527 23
Bargoed 17 3 0 14 327 574 17
Neath 16 1 0 15 261 622 3