Updated: 23/07/2012 13:41 | By pa.press.net

Exiles snap up Evans



Aviva Premiership newcomers London Welsh have signed Gareth Evans

Aviva Premiership newcomers London Welsh have signed Gareth Evans

London Welsh have bolstered their front-row options with the signing of hooker Gareth Evans from Plymouth Albion.

The 30-year-old has spent the last six seasons with Albion, but only made the full-time switch to hooker for the last two campaigns, having previously operated in the back row and as a prop.

Evans has also represented the Navy in the annual match against the Army at Twickenham, and scored the winning try during the 2010 encounter.

He will combine his role as a Royal Marine sergeant with playing for the Exiles in their maiden Aviva Premiership campaign.

"It's a massive opportunity and I'm really looking forward to next season," Evans said.

"The Aviva Premiership is a massive challenge but we'll see how we get on. Unlike in the Championship we'll really have to hit the ground running, but hopefully with (coach) Lyn (Jones) in charge he'll guide us through."

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19/07/2012 13:53
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Staying in the Navy is he. How the hell is he going to get from Plymouth to the Kassam stadium by boat. Is he in the SBS.
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