Bob Evans

Bob Evans

Position: Back Row

Born 16/02/1921
Died 14/04/2003
Place Of Birth Rhymney
Height 183cm / 6'
Weight 86kg / 13st 7lbs

"RT" attended Rhymney School and played for Abergavenny, Rhymney and British Police. Joined Newport in 1945 before injury ended his career in 10th game of season while captain in 1951/2. Played in winning Monmouthshire side of 1946 vs Kiwis (W15-0) with 7 other Newport players.. Won 10 Wales caps (1947 to 1951) incl 2 triple crowns. Scored 1try for Wales vs Ireland. Played for Wales vs France in 1945 Victory match at Swansea and vs England at Twickenham. Toured Australia / NZ with British Lions in 1950 and played against Australia twice. Proudest moment was playing for Wales in France in 1947 at Stade Columbes on 27th March 1947. He replaced Ossie Williams who had transgressed WRU rule of playing prior to the international. Last played for Wales on 7th April 1951. Many believed that he was the finest wing forward of his day. Jack Davis wrote “he was not a brute-force spoiler but a student of tactics, as clever in attack as in defence. It was an education to watch him manoeuvre opposing half backs and centres into false positions, often without his having to lay a hostile hand on them”.

Despite many serious injuries, his international career was long and distinguished as was his club career. 1945/6: 18 apps / 5t, 1946/7: 26 apps / 7t, 1947/8: 22 apps / 9t, 1948/9: 26 apps / 3t, 1949/50: 23 apps / 3t (Season of big gates at RP : 19,500/ 24,500 vs Cardiff ; 15,000 vs Watsonians ; 14,000 vs Barbarians,1950/1: 25 apps / 10t (Vice Capt)1951/2: 10 apps / 2t (Captain). Chairman on 3 occasions. Elected President in 1984/5. Life Member. Served Monmouthshire Police for 46 yrs rising to Detective Chief Superintendent. Died April 14th 2003, Abergavenny.  Brother played for Rhymney.

Newport RFC record : 1945/6-1951/2 : 150 apps / 39t. 

 

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1945/1946 18 12 2 4 5 0 0 0 15  
  1946/1947 26 16 4 6 6 0 0 0 18  
  1947/1948 22 14 1 7 9 0 0 0 27  
  1948/1949 26 19 2 5 4 0 0 0 12  
  1949/1950 23 15 2 6 3 0 0 0 9  
  1950/1951 25 22 1 2 10 0 0 0 30  
  1951/1952 10 8 1 1 2 0 0 0 6  
  Total 150 106 13 31 39 0 0 0 117  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  29/09/1945 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  13/10/1945 Neath FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 22 - 11  
  27/10/1945 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 11  
  03/11/1945 Scarlets FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 29 - 12  
  10/11/1945 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 10  
  17/11/1945 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  24/11/1945 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  08/12/1945 Neath FL 1 0 0 0 3 L 13 - 14  
  24/12/1945 Racing Club de France FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 8  
  26/12/1945 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 5  
  09/02/1946 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 5  
  16/02/1946 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 3  
  02/03/1946 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  11/03/1946 Cross Keys FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
  23/03/1946 Pontypool FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 5  
  06/04/1946 Gloucester Rugby FL 1 0 0 0 3 D 21 - 21  
  09/04/1946 Newbridge WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  13/04/1946 Bath Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  07/09/1946 Penarth FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 15 - 6  
  14/09/1946 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  21/09/1946 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 10  
  05/10/1946 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  26/10/1946 Wasps N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  09/11/1946 Cardiff N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  16/11/1946 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 11  
  23/11/1946 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  14/12/1946 Cambridge University N8 2 0 0 0 6 W 16 - 8  
  21/12/1946 Swansea FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 5  
  26/12/1946 Watsonians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 0  
  28/12/1946 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  11/01/1947 Plymouth Albion FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  13/01/1947 Devonport Services FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 15 - 3  
  25/01/1947 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  06/02/1947 Oxford University FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  15/02/1947 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  01/03/1947 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  05/04/1947 Devonport Services FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  07/04/1947 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 16  
  08/04/1947 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 19  
  12/04/1947 Bath Rugby FL 1 0 0 0 3 D 13 - 13  
  16/04/1947 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 0  
  19/04/1947 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 15  
  26/04/1947 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 4  
  10/05/1947 Cross Keys FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  06/09/1947 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 6  
  11/09/1947 Abertillery FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 4  
  13/09/1947 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 5  
  20/09/1947 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 7  
  27/09/1947 Swansea FL 2 0 0 0 6 W 33 - 16  
  29/09/1947 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 7  
  04/10/1947 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 29  
  11/10/1947 Blackheath FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 10 - 8  
  18/10/1947 Leicester Tigers FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 21 - 10  
  23/10/1947 Australia FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 8  
  25/10/1947 Devonport Services FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 5  
  08/11/1947 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 12  
  15/11/1947 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  17/11/1947 Cambridge University FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  22/11/1947 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 7  
  29/11/1947 Scarlets FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 7  
  13/12/1947 Neath FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 5  
  26/12/1947 Watsonians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  27/12/1947 Wasps FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 25 - 0  
  17/01/1948 Coventry FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
  24/01/1948 Plymouth Albion FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 18 - 0  
  13/03/1948 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 17  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  18/09/1948 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  25/09/1948 Swansea N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 10  
  02/10/1948 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 9  
  09/10/1948 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 0  
  16/10/1948 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 3  
  23/10/1948 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 11  
  13/11/1948 Cardiff FL 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 5  
  20/11/1948 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  04/12/1948 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 8  
  11/12/1948 Plymouth Albion FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 5  
  18/12/1948 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  27/12/1948 Watsonians FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 3  
  01/01/1949 Devonport Services FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  22/01/1949 Richmond FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 3  
  29/01/1949 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  05/02/1949 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  12/02/1949 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 3  
  19/02/1949 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  26/02/1949 Blackheath FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 20 - 3  
  05/03/1949 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
  02/04/1949 Plymouth Albion FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  04/04/1949 Falmouth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  09/04/1949 Cross Keys FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  16/04/1949 Bath Rugby FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 34 - 8  
  18/04/1949 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  19/04/1949 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1949 Cross Keys FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 8  
  10/09/1949 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  17/09/1949 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  01/10/1949 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 14  
  08/10/1949 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 5  
  15/10/1949 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 13  
  22/10/1949 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  12/11/1949 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  19/11/1949 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  21/11/1949 Cambridge University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  26/11/1949 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  03/12/1949 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  10/12/1949 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  24/12/1949 Newbridge FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 3 - 0  
  26/12/1949 Watsonians FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 0  
  27/12/1949 Birkenhead Park FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 22 - 6  
  31/12/1949 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  28/01/1950 Richmond FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 0  
  11/02/1950 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  18/02/1950 Bath Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 8  
  25/02/1950 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  04/03/1950 Cardiff N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 11  
  18/03/1950 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  21/10/1950 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  28/10/1950 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 0  
  04/11/1950 Plymouth Albion FL 2 0 0 0 6 W 33 - 3  
  11/11/1950 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  18/11/1950 Abertillery FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  02/12/1950 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  09/12/1950 Cambridge University FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 6  
  26/12/1950 Watsonians FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 0  
  30/12/1950 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  13/01/1951 Newbridge FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 0  
  27/01/1951 Richmond FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 24 - 6  
  08/02/1951 Oxford University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 3  
  10/02/1951 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  17/02/1951 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  24/02/1951 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 8  
  03/03/1951 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  17/03/1951 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  24/03/1951 Devonport Services FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 3  
  27/03/1951 Barbarians FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 6  
  31/03/1951 Neath FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 0  
  14/04/1951 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  21/04/1951 Plymouth Albion FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  23/04/1951 Torquay FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  24/04/1951 Exeter Chiefs FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  28/04/1951 Cross Keys FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 5  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  08/09/1951 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  15/09/1951 Cross Keys FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 3  
  22/09/1951 Swansea FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 21 - 8  
  24/09/1951 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  29/09/1951 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  06/10/1951 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  13/10/1951 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 0  
  20/10/1951 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  27/10/1951 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 3  
  03/11/1951 Abertillery FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 3 - 0  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 10 7 1 2 1 0 0 0 3  
  British and Irish Lions 6 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Abergavenny - Newport - Rhymney -
Education: - Rhymney School -
Region: - Monmouthshire -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - Wales -
Services: - British Police -

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