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 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 24 10 1 13 488 454 56
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 24 6 1 17 450 620 35
Cross Keys 22 5 1 16 452 681 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 23 1 0 22 335 905 3