Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans

Position: Centre

Date Of Birth 02/11/1952 (65)
Place Of Birth Newport
Height 180cm / 5' 11"
Weight 83kg / 13st 1lbs

Played for Newport HSOB, Clifton, Cross Keys (104 apps / 36t) prior to Newport RFC. Played for Barbarians, Wales B, East Wales, Welsh Clubs XV, French Pres XV. Newport RFC debut at Welford Rd Feb 8th 1975 scoring winning try vs Leics (W10-6). Scored 16t in 1976/7 (as did centre partner Burcher) and14t in 1977/8 (top try scorer). Newport Captain 1979/80. Made 200th app vs Blackheath Oct 1981. Won 3 Welsh caps – first vs France 1977 as sub. Wales tour to Australia in 1978 - played as rep for Alun Donovan only to be soon injured himself. Proudest moment was being selected for British Lions tour of NZ (forcing him to stand down from Newport’s Winning Cup Final Team 1977) where he played 3 of 4 tests (marking Bryan Williams). Also played vs Fiji and for Lions vs Barbarians (Queens Jubilee) at Twickenham and scored try to win 23-14. Joined Cardiff prior to retiring. Newport coach with Nev Johnson in successful promotion year from 1st Division in 1990/1.

Newport RFC record : 1974/5-1981/2 : 232 apps / 90t / 4dg / 1c.

(Hatricks at South Jersey USA May 1975, Penarth March 1976, Glamorgan Wdrs March 1978).

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1974/1975 15 7 1 7 4 0 0 1 19  
  1975/1976 43 32 1 10 22 1 0 2 96  
  1976/1977 32 26 1 5 16 0 0 0 64  
  1977/1978 24 17 0 7 14 0 0 0 56  
  1978/1979 12 7 1 4 5 0 0 0 20  
  1979/1980 37 11 2 24 9 0 0 0 36  
  1980/1981 29 13 3 13 10 0 0 1 43  
  1981/1982 40 17 2 21 10 0 0 0 40  
  Total 232 130 11 91 90 1 0 4 374  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  08/02/1975 Leicester Tigers WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 10 - 6  
  11/02/1975 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 12  
  17/02/1975 Abertillery WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 4 - 4  
  01/03/1975 Wasps WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 19  
  05/03/1975 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 24  
  08/03/1975 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 27  
  22/03/1975 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 18  
  26/03/1975 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  01/04/1975 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 46  
  12/04/1975 Cross Keys WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 7  
  21/04/1975 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  28/04/1975 Swansea FH 0 0 0 1 3 W 16 - 15  
  18/05/1975 Leigh Valley WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 62 - 0  
  20/05/1975 Philadelphia CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 62 - 0  
  22/05/1975 South Jersey CE 3 0 0 0 12 W 41 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  06/09/1975 Penarth FH 1 0 0 1 7 W 34 - 0  
  04/10/1975 Cardiff CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 16 - 0  
  08/10/1975 Abertillery CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 12  
  11/10/1975 Blackheath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 11  
  15/10/1975 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  18/10/1975 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 17  
  22/10/1975 Newbridge CE 2 0 0 0 8 W 29 - 6  
  25/10/1975 Wasps CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 37 - 12  
  01/11/1975 Moseley CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 14  
  08/11/1975 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 14  
  12/11/1975 Beddau WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 3  
  15/11/1975 Cambridge University WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 20 - 6  
  22/11/1975 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 9  
  29/11/1975 Glamorgan Wanderers WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  07/12/1975 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 10  
  09/12/1975 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 21  
  13/12/1975 Burry Port CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  19/12/1975 Harlequins CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  26/12/1975 St Luke's College, Exeter WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 48 - 0  
  27/12/1975 Watsonians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 4  
  30/12/1975 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 13  
  07/01/1976 Australia CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 13  
  14/01/1976 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 1 3 W 15 - 3  
  19/01/1976 Cross Keys CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 12 - 3  
  23/01/1976 Scarlets CE 1 0 0 0 4 L 11 - 16  
  09/02/1976 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 1 0 0 2 W 24 - 15  
  14/02/1976 Leicester Tigers CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 38 - 16  
  23/02/1976 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 4  
  28/02/1976 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 21  
  02/03/1976 Abertillery CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 32 - 23  
  08/03/1976 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  13/03/1976 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  16/03/1976 Neath CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 36 - 10  
  27/03/1976 Cardiff CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 17 - 15  
  31/03/1976 Penarth CE 3 0 0 0 12 W 31 - 26  
  03/04/1976 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 9  
  07/04/1976 Gloucester Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 24 - 7  
  10/04/1976 Pontypool CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 21 - 9  
  12/04/1976 Bridgend Ravens CE 2 0 0 0 8 W 22 - 12  
  18/04/1976 Moseley CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 9  
  19/04/1976 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  20/04/1976 Barbarians CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 43 - 0  
  26/04/1976 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 25  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/09/1976 Penarth CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 12  
  08/09/1976 Bath Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 22 - 3  
  11/09/1976 Bristol Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 21 - 7  
  15/09/1976 Pontypool CE 1 0 0 0 4 L 22 - 25  
  18/09/1976 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 22  
  22/09/1976 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 11  
  25/09/1976 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  06/10/1976 Abertillery CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 9  
  20/10/1976 Newbridge WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 0  
  23/10/1976 Wasps CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 18 - 12  
  27/10/1976 Ebbw Vale FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 10  
  30/10/1976 Scarlets CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 13 - 9  
  06/11/1976 Moseley CE 1 0 0 0 4 D 10 - 10  
  20/11/1976 Resolven CE 2 0 0 0 8 W 80 - 0  
  27/11/1976 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 10  
  08/12/1976 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 14  
  11/12/1976 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  21/12/1976 Bristol Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 21 - 9  
  27/12/1976 Watsonians CE 2 0 0 0 8 W 33 - 3  
  03/01/1977 Neyland CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 44 - 4  
  08/01/1977 Tumble CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 12  
  22/01/1977 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 3  
  29/01/1977 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  07/02/1977 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 7  
  15/02/1977 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 3  
  26/02/1977 Newbridge CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 13 - 10  
  07/03/1977 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 13  
  12/03/1977 Glamorgan Wanderers CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 29 - 7  
  21/03/1977 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 25  
  26/03/1977 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 3  
  30/03/1977 Penarth CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 44 - 9  
  11/04/1977 London Welsh CE 2 0 0 0 8 W 33 - 12  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  29/10/1977 Scarlets CE 1 0 0 0 4 L 7 - 20  
  12/11/1977 Pontypridd WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 10  
  19/11/1977 Llanharan CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 4  
  26/11/1977 London Welsh CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 20 - 4  
  03/12/1977 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 7  
  10/12/1977 Aberavon CE 1 0 0 0 4 L 4 - 17  
  17/12/1977 Rhiwbina CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 3  
  21/12/1977 Gloucester Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 17 - 0  
  26/12/1977 Cardiff College of Education CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 47 - 0  
  02/01/1978 Abertillery CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 67 - 0  
  07/01/1978 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 10  
  14/01/1978 Abercynon CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 14 - 3  
  28/01/1978 Scarlets CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 16 - 6  
  06/02/1978 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 11  
  25/02/1978 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 7  
  06/03/1978 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 6  
  11/03/1978 Glamorgan Wanderers CE 3 0 0 0 12 W 21 - 12  
  25/03/1978 Moseley CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  26/03/1978 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 20  
  27/03/1978 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  01/04/1978 Aberavon CE 2 0 0 0 8 W 10 - 6  
  08/04/1978 Penarth CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 39 - 3  
  22/04/1978 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 15  
  29/04/1978 Swansea FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 13  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1978 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 8  
  06/09/1978 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 4 - 4  
  09/09/1978 Bristol Rugby WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 29 - 24  
  13/09/1978 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 30  
  16/09/1978 Neath WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 14 - 3  
  19/09/1978 Newbridge WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 16  
  23/09/1978 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 16  
  23/12/1978 Abercarn CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  26/12/1978 Watsonians CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 22 - 3  
  30/12/1978 St Luke's College, Exeter CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 26 - 12  
  17/01/1979 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 0  
  27/01/1979 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 18  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/08/1979 SA Training College CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 13  
  04/08/1979 Western Transvaal CE 1 0 0 0 4 L 22 - 38  
  08/08/1979 Far Northern Transvaal CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 18 - 30  
  11/08/1979 South Africa Rugby Association CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 18 - 18  
  05/09/1979 Bath Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  08/09/1979 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 22  
  12/09/1979 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 34  
  15/09/1979 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 31  
  18/09/1979 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 9  
  22/09/1979 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 17  
  29/09/1979 Scarlets CE 1 0 0 0 4 L 6 - 10  
  03/10/1979 Abertillery FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 9  
  13/10/1979 Blackheath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 21  
  17/10/1979 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 21  
  27/10/1979 South African Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 15  
  31/10/1979 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 15  
  17/11/1979 Bargoed WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 0  
  15/12/1979 Pyle CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 12 - 6  
  28/12/1979 St Luke's College, Exeter WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 17 - 3  
  01/01/1980 Cardiff College of Education WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 20  
  05/01/1980 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 7  
  12/01/1980 Maesteg CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  22/01/1980 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 38  
  26/01/1980 Scarlets FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 19  
  30/01/1980 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 16  
  02/02/1980 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 24  
  09/02/1980 Leicester Tigers CE 1 0 0 0 4 L 14 - 16  
  13/02/1980 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 11  
  23/02/1980 Newbridge WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 3  
  27/02/1980 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 10 - 10  
  04/03/1980 Ebbw Vale CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 15 - 6  
  08/03/1980 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 10  
  11/03/1980 Abertillery WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 19 - 0  
  22/03/1980 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  29/03/1980 Swansea WI 1 0 0 0 4 L 13 - 23  
  31/03/1980 Hawick WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 14 - 0  
  05/04/1980 Moseley CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 19  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1980 Penarth CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 47 - 6  
  06/09/1980 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 22  
  10/09/1980 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 7  
  01/10/1980 Abertillery CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 16 - 4  
  04/10/1980 Cardiff CE 1 0 0 0 4 L 19 - 21  
  08/10/1980 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 21  
  11/10/1980 Blackheath CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 20 - 19  
  18/10/1980 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 6  
  15/11/1980 Penclawdd CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 4  
  19/11/1980 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 1 3 W 16 - 10  
  22/11/1980 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 20  
  06/12/1980 Bristol Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 4 L 16 - 22  
  13/12/1980 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 15 - 15  
  26/12/1980 Watsonians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 0  
  27/12/1980 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 13  
  10/01/1981 Torquay CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 50 - 3  
  19/01/1981 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 9  
  14/02/1981 Leicester Tigers CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 37  
  25/02/1981 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 12  
  28/02/1981 Abertillery CE 2 0 0 0 8 W 37 - 13  
  14/03/1981 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 10  
  18/03/1981 Cwmbran CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 13  
  28/03/1981 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 13 - 13  
  04/04/1981 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  09/04/1981 Pontypool CE 1 0 0 0 4 L 21 - 24  
  13/04/1981 Newbridge CE 1 0 0 0 4 L 8 - 17  
  18/04/1981 Moseley CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  20/04/1981 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 12  
  21/04/1981 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 16  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1981 Penarth CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 34 - 10  
  05/09/1981 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 21  
  09/09/1981 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 10  
  12/09/1981 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 20  
  16/09/1981 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 46  
  19/09/1981 Neath FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 7  
  26/09/1981 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 14  
  03/10/1981 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 15  
  07/10/1981 Abertillery CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 3  
  10/10/1981 Blackheath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  14/10/1981 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 14  
  17/10/1981 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 19  
  24/10/1981 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 11  
  03/11/1981 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 12  
  07/11/1981 Moseley CE 1 0 0 0 4 L 6 - 22  
  11/11/1981 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  14/11/1981 Rosslyn Park CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 20  
  21/11/1981 Llantwit Fardre CE 2 0 0 0 8 W 44 - 13  
  28/11/1981 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 13  
  04/12/1981 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 17 - 33  
  28/12/1981 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 10  
  01/01/1982 Newport Saracens CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 32 - 3  
  22/01/1982 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  24/01/1982 Torquay CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 20 - 4  
  30/01/1982 South Glamorgan Institute CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 7  
  13/02/1982 Leicester Tigers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 15  
  20/02/1982 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 10  
  27/02/1982 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 18  
  10/03/1982 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 12  
  13/03/1982 Pontypridd CE 1 0 0 0 4 D 9 - 9  
  23/03/1982 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 31  
  03/04/1982 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 21  
  10/04/1982 Moseley CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  12/04/1982 London Welsh CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 22 - 10  
  13/04/1982 Barbarians CE 1 0 0 0 4 L 20 - 48  
  17/04/1982 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 38  
  19/04/1982 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 20 - 22  
  22/04/1982 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 19  
  30/04/1982 Abertillery CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 15  
  04/05/1982 Cross Keys WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 24 - 12  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0  
  British and Irish Lions 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Clifton - Cardiff - Cross Keys - Newport -
Education: - Newport High School -
Region: - East Glamorgan - Scarlets -
Invitational: - French Presidents XV - Barbarians - Welsh Clubs XV -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - East Wales - Wales -

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