Roddy Evans

Roddy Evans

Position: Lock

Date Of Birth 19/12/1934 (82)
Height 188cm / 6' 2"
Weight 102kg / 16st

W R (Roddy) Evans was regarded as one of the finest lineout forwards in Welsh & British rugby in the late 1950s and early 1960s.Born in Porthcawl and educated at Cowbridge Grammar School. Hhe played in the same Welsh Secondary Schools pack as the Blue  & Blacks Howard Norris in April 1953. Five months later still only 18 he made his debut for Cardiff Athletic against Blackwood. Weeks later he was elevated to the first XV against Leicester. In 1955 he won his Blue in a varsity match.1956/57 saw him win his club cap and he was selected for a Welsh Trial following year he was in the Cardiff, Barbarians and Wales teams that beat the Wallabies. Also selected for a Lions tour to Australasia and Canada. October 1960 he played his 82nd and final game for Cardiff before transferring to Bridgend.

Playing Summary
  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  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  21/09/1953 Leicester Tigers SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  26/09/1953 Pontypool SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 0  
  27/03/1954 Cheltenham N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 12  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  24/12/1955 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 11  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/11/1956 Oxford University SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  10/11/1956 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  17/11/1956 Wasps SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 5  
  24/11/1956 Blackheath SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 6  
  01/12/1956 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  15/12/1956 Rosslyn Park SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  26/12/1956 Wasps SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 0  
  29/12/1956 Ebbw Vale SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  31/12/1956 Glasgow HSFP SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  01/01/1957 Watsonians SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 8  
  05/01/1957 Moseley SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 13  
  09/01/1957 South African Universities SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 8  
  12/01/1957 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 14  
  19/01/1957 Bath Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 16  
  26/01/1957 Aberavon SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  02/02/1957 Cheltenham SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  09/02/1957 London Welsh SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  16/02/1957 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  23/02/1957 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  02/03/1957 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 10  
  09/03/1957 Cheltenham SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 3  
  16/03/1957 Coventry SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 5  
  28/03/1957 Pontypool SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 5  
  10/04/1957 Bridgend Ravens SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  13/04/1957 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  17/04/1957 Cardiff & District SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 8  
  20/04/1957 Barbarians SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 40  
  27/04/1957 Penzance & Newlyn SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  30/04/1957 St Ives SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 11  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/09/1957 Cardiff & District SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 3  
  07/09/1957 Auvergne SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  11/09/1957 Group Captains Walker's XV SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  14/09/1957 Bective Rangers SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  19/09/1957 Pontypool SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  21/09/1957 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  05/10/1957 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  09/10/1957 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 3  
  12/10/1957 Northampton Saints SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  19/10/1957 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  26/10/1957 Cambridge University SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 10  
  02/11/1957 Oxford University SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 8  
  09/11/1957 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  16/11/1957 Wasps SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  18/11/1957 Bective Rangers SR 1 0 0 0 3 D 9 - 9  
  23/11/1957 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  30/11/1957 Bristol Rugby SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 18 - 6  
  14/12/1957 Australia SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 11  
  11/01/1958 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 9  
  15/02/1958 Cheltenham SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 30 - 0  
  01/03/1958 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  08/03/1958 Bridgend Ravens SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 0  
  19/03/1958 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  22/03/1958 Coventry SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  31/03/1958 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  05/04/1958 Barbarians SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  19/04/1958 Bath Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 0  
  23/04/1958 Bridgend Ravens SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 5 - 5  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  06/09/1958 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  11/09/1958 Group Captains Walker's XV SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 17  
  13/09/1958 Halifax SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 28 - 3  
  18/09/1958 Pontypool SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  20/09/1958 Coventry SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 13 - 13  
  24/09/1958 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  27/09/1958 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 15  
  01/10/1958 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  04/10/1958 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  11/10/1958 Northampton Saints SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 14  
  15/10/1958 Bridgend Ravens SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  18/10/1958 Cambridge University SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 22  
  22/10/1958 Ebbw Vale SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 5  
  25/10/1958 Aberavon SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  01/11/1958 Oxford University SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 11  
  08/11/1958 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  12/12/1959 Harlequins SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 5  
  28/12/1959 Watsonians SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  15/10/1960 Cambridge University SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 9  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 13 5 3 5 0 0 0 0 0  
  British and Irish Lions 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0  

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