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Colin Evans (rugby)

For other people of the same name, see Colin Evans.
Colin Evans
Personal information
Full name Colin Evans
Born 20 November 1936
Blaenavon, Wales
Died 23 November 1992(1992-11-23) (aged 56)
Leeds, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Scrum-half
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Blaenavon RFC
≤1955–55 Tredegar RFC
1955–58 Newport RFC
1958–60 Pontypool RFC
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1960 Wales 1
Rugby league
Position Scrum-half/Halfback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1960–≥63 Leeds
≤1969–≥72 Keighley 165
Total 165 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Rest of the World
1963–69 Wales 2
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1972–≥76 Keighley (assistant)
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org

Colin Evans (born 20 November 1936 in Blaenavon — died 23 November 1992(1992-11-23) (aged 56) in Leeds) was a Welsh dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s and '70s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Wales, and at club level for Blaenavon RFC, Tredegar RFC, Newport RFC, and Pontypool RFC, as a Scrum-half, i.e. number 9, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Wales, and Rest of the World, and at club level for Leeds, and Keighley, as a Scrum-half/Halfback, i.e. number 7,[1] and at club level was assistant coach at Keighley.

Playing career

International honours

Colin Evans won a cap for Wales (RU) while at Pontypool in 1960 in the 6-14 defeat to England at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 16 January 1960, won 2 caps for Wales (RL) in 1963–1969 while at Leeds, and Keighley, and played for Rest of the World against France.[2]

Rugby Football League Championship final appearances

Colin Evans played Scrum-half/Halfback, and scored a try in Leeds' 25-10 victory over Warrington in the 1960–61 Rugby Football League Championship final at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 20 May 1961.

Honoured at Keighley Cougars

Colin Evans is a Keighley Cougars Hall Of Fame Inductee.[3]

References

External links

  • Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
  • Statistics at espnscrum.com
  • Statistics at wru.co.uk
  • Club History, Facts and Figures
  • Cougars: Gates and Evans join Hall of Fame
  • Profile at blackandambers.co.uk
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