|Full name||Ian Evans|
|Date of birth|| October 4, 1984 |
|Place of birth||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Height||203 cm (6 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||116 kg (18 st 4 lb)|
|School(s) attended||Blaengwawr Comprehensive School|
|* Professional club appearances and points|
counted for domestic first grade only.
** Representative team caps and points correct
as of 17:00, 02 Jun 2012 (UTC).
Ian Evans (born 4 October 1984 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a Wales international rugby union player. Evans was brought up in Aberdare, and began playing his Rugby Abercwmboi RFC and then moved to Pontypridd RFC once he was eligible for senior rugby. He quickly made his mark upon Wales' Age-Grade selectors with a succession of athletic and promising performances for the Valleys' team. Joining up with Swansea RFC in 2004, he progressed through the internal system to play for the Ospreys in the Celtic League and Heineken Cup, and has played for the national team. His usual position is at lock. He was the tallest member of the national team at 2.03 meters, but has since been demoted to 2nd tallest with the inclusion of Luke Charteris.
He represented Wales at both under-19 and under-21 levels. Evans made his Celtic League debut against Munster as a replacement in September 2005 He also made his Heineken Cup debut against Leicester. He made his debut for Wales in June 2006, playing in two Tests against Argentina, scoring a try in the first game. Evans then went on to start 3 of Wales' 4 matches in the 2006 Autumn internationals including the match against New Zealand. He was due to make his comeback from long term injury versus the Pumas in a World Cup warm-up game in Cardiff but suffered a further setback, damaging his collar bone.