Bill Evans was born on April 24th 1857 in Rhymney and was educated at Christ College, Brecon and at Sherborne School. Bill then went on to study at Christ's College Oxford and although he represented Oxford University he never received a 'Blue'.
Bill was a three-quarter and represented Wales on two occasions, making his debut against Ireland in a friendly in January 1882. The following season he played against Scotland in the Home Championship.
He played for Cardiff RFC in the seasons 1878/9-1882/3 before joining Newport RFC. After this Evans moved to Gloucester.
After his career in rugby Bill began teaching and emigrated to Australia for a few years to pursue a teaching career and moved back to Wales in later life.
After living rough and being homeless for the last years of his life Bill died in 1935.
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