Ian Evans is a former Wales international who currently works as a coach.
Ian Evans Bio
Born in Johannesburg on 4 October 1984, Ian Evans moved to Wales at a young age and was brought up in Aberdare. Once he was eligible to play senior rugby, he signed for Pontypridd and very quickly left a great impression on Wales’ age-grade selectors. As a result, he represented Wales at both U19 and U21 levels.
After joining Swansea in 2004, Ian Evans worked his way through the internal system and began to represent the Ospreys in 2005. He then stayed with the Welsh side until 2014, making more than 100 appearances for the team in the Heineken Champions Cup and the PRO14.
When his Ospreys career came to a close, Ian Evans left Wales and signed for Bristol after a proposed contract with Toulon fell through. He stayed with the side until 2017, when he was forced to retire through injury upon the advice of a doctor.
Although he enjoyed a stellar domestic career, Ian Evans is perhaps best known for his international career. From 2006-2016, he made 33 appearances for Wales, where he helped the side capture the Six Nations Championship. Thanks to his impressive performances for Wales, he was also selected as a member of the British and Irish Lions touring party for the side’s 2013 tour of Australia. However, he sadly wasn’t selected for any of the tests.
Since retiring in 2017, Ian Evans has worked as a coach. Most recently, he was part of the Ospreys coaching setup. However, he left his role with the Welsh side in 2020.
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