Stuart Evans

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
14-06-1963
N/A
10-09-1987
Neath RU- Wales
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
13-09-1987 v Leigh
Wakefield Trinity
1991- Back to RU
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1987-1990
80 (6)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
7
0
0
28

BIOGRAPHY



HERITAGE NO : 999
The Big Truck from Neath played for the Saints from September 1987 to April 1991. He was a big money signing who had played for Wales at international level in rugby union. A rugged type of player Stuart could make neat offloads as he was being tackled. He managed to score seven tries for the club before returning to South Wales.

Dave Dooley

Stuart Evans by Adrian Lawrenson

Stuart was at the pinnacle of his career as a Neath and Walesa rugby union star when he signed for St Helens in September 1987, making his debut against Leigh on 13 September.

Saints had previous in bringing young Welsh internationals into rugby league early in their career, such as Warlow, Mantle and Wanbon. However, as a result of the fixture formula of the day, the players were able to bed in gradually and were given the less exacting games to cut their teeth in. But the games of rugby union and six tackle rugby league had drifted further apart than in the sixties era. Saints had just been beaten at Wembley and Stuart was thrown into the deep end. A mature rugby union international with a big name.

Stuart was very good at the things he was brought up to do, like scrummaging and there is no question he was a formidable opponent but by nature of the differences in the codes he was not as mobile as, say, Dave Chisnall.

Stuart made 80 appearances for the Saints, signing off with an appearance on 7 April 1991 away to Wakefield Trinity. The most fondly remembered Stuart Evans performance was the preliminary Challenge Cup tie at home to Castleford on 14 January 1990, when Castleford had a formidable pack, or so they thought they had! The Saints pack lined up as follows: Evans, Groves, Bateman, Forber, Haggerty and Cooper. Led by Stuart Evans, they blew away their opposing ‘six’ for a resounding 39-12 victory. Early in the game, one of Castleford’s top forwards decided to give Stuart his best shot. He took it like an armoured car would take a snowball and it did not deter him in the slightest!

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1987~88 1 0 0 33
1988~892 0 0 21
1989~902 0 0 11
1990~912 0 0 17
TOTALS:7 0 0 82
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1988~890001
1990~910001
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
13th Sep 1987
L
8 Leigh LC1 A 21 27 VIEW
20th Sep 1987
L
10 Warrington L A 20 24 VIEW
27th Sep 1987
W
10 Bradford Northern L H 38 10 VIEW
4th Oct 1987
L
10 Halifax L A 12 14 VIEW
18th Oct 1987
W
10 Leigh L H 23 14 VIEW
25th Oct 1987
W
10 Salford L A 18 8 VIEW
1st Nov 1987
W
10 Auckland Tour H 52 26 1 VIEW
8th Nov 1987
L
10 Leeds L A 21 24 VIEW
29th Nov 1987
W
10 Hull JP3 H 20 16 VIEW
6th Dec 1987
L
10 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 16 25 VIEW
19th Dec 1987
W
10 Oldham JPSF N 18 8 VIEW
27th Dec 1987
W
15 Wigan L A 32 22 VIEW
3rd Jan 1988
W
15 Widnes L H 25 0 VIEW
9th Jan 1988
W
15 Leeds JPF N 15 14 VIEW
17th Jan 1988
W
15 Bradford Northern L A 13 12 VIEW
31st Jan 1988
W
10 Leigh CC1 A 22 12 VIEW
7th Feb 1988
W
10 Halifax L H 16 4 VIEW
13th Feb 1988
W
10 Warrington CC2 A 24 20 VIEW
17th Feb 1988
W
10 Hull L H 64 2 VIEW
21st Feb 1988
W
10 Leigh L A 50 12 VIEW
28th Feb 1988
L
10 Salford CC3 A 18 22 VIEW
1st Mar 1988
W
15 Hunslet L H 70 6 VIEW
6th Mar 1988
W
10 Hunslet L A 14 10 VIEW
13th Mar 1988
W
10 Castleford L H 14 6 VIEW
16th Mar 1988
W
10 Salford L H 24 10 VIEW
20th Mar 1988
W
15 Swinton L A 34 18 VIEW
4th Apr 1988
L
10 Widnes L A 6 16 VIEW
10th Apr 1988
L
10 Leeds L H 23 28 VIEW
13th Apr 1988
W
10 Hull L A 20 8 VIEW
17th Apr 1988
W
10 Swinton L H 52 4 VIEW
24th Apr 1988
W
10 Castleford PT1 H 40 8 VIEW
8th May 1988
W
10 Bradford Northern PTSF H 24 10 VIEW
15th May 1988
L
10 Widnes PTF N 14 38 VIEW
14th Aug 1988
W
10 Widnes* Fr Charity H 28 16 VIEW
28th Aug 1988
W
10 Bradford Northern L H 23 16 VIEW
18th Sep 1988
L
10 Widnes LC1 A 24 32 1 VIEW
25th Sep 1988
L
10 Leeds L A 0 32 VIEW
2nd Oct 1988
W
10 Wakefield Trinity L H 30 14 VIEW
9th Oct 1988
W
15 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 30 22 VIEW
16th Oct 1988
L
8 Hull L H 9 20 VIEW
23rd Oct 1988
W
10 Oldham L A 26 22 VIEW
6th Nov 1988
W
10 Salford L H 30 14 VIEW
13th Nov 1988
W
10 York JP1 A 14 6 VIEW
20th Nov 1988
L
10 Castleford L A 12 46 VIEW
18th Dec 1988
W
10 Halifax L H 50 16 VIEW
26th Dec 1988
L
10 Wigan L H 11 18 VIEW
1st Jan 1989
L
10 Widnes L A 22 29 VIEW
8th Jan 1989
W
10 Leeds L H 15 6 VIEW
15th Jan 1989
L
10 Featherstone Rovers L A 12 13 1 VIEW
29th Jan 1989
W
10 Swinton CC1 A 16 5 VIEW
12th Feb 1989
W
10 Barrow CC2 H 28 6 VIEW
26th Feb 1989
W
10 Featherstone Rovers CC3 H 32 3 VIEW
1st Mar 1989
W
8 Oldham L H 58 12 VIEW
23rd Apr 1989
W
8 Wigan PT1 A 4 2 VIEW
29th Apr 1989
L
15 Wigan CCF N 0 27 VIEW
27th Sep 1989
L
8 Oldham LC2 H 6 36 VIEW
1st Oct 1989
W
8 New Zealand Tour H 27 26 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1990
L
8 Widnes L H 8 18 VIEW
7th Jan 1990
L
8 Leigh L A 18 30 VIEW
14th Jan 1990
W
8 Castleford CCP H 39 12 1 VIEW
17th Jan 1990
W
8 Hull L H 19 12 VIEW
21st Jan 1990
W
8 Salford L A 25 10 VIEW
28th Jan 1990
W
8 Bramley CC1 A 22 14 VIEW
31st Jan 1990
W
8 Bradford Northern L H 32 10 VIEW
8th Apr 1990
W
8 Sheffield Eagles L H 42 26 VIEW
13th Apr 1990
W
8 Wigan L H 35 10 VIEW
12th Aug 1990
W
10 Widnes* Fr Charity H 40 12 VIEW
26th Aug 1990
W
8 Trafford Borough LC1 H 56 24 1 VIEW
21st Nov 1990
L
8 Bradford Northern L A 16 18 VIEW
2nd Dec 1990
W
8 Swinton RT1 A 31 7 VIEW
11th Dec 1990
W
8 Featherstone Rovers RT2 A 33 16 1 VIEW
16th Dec 1990
L
8 Warrington RT3 A 12 18 VIEW
23rd Dec 1990
L
8 Sheffield Eagles L A 8 18 VIEW
26th Dec 1990
L
8 Wigan L H 15 28 VIEW
13th Jan 1991
W
8 Featherstone Rovers L A 36 28 VIEW
20th Jan 1991
W
8 Leeds L H 22 16 VIEW
27th Jan 1991
D
8 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 26 26 VIEW
3rd Feb 1991
W
8 Oldham L A 20 16 VIEW
10th Feb 1991
W
8 Swinton CC1 A 18 8 VIEW
18th Feb 1991
W
8 Hull L H 12 10 VIEW
23rd Feb 1991
W
8 Wakefield Trinity CC2 H 16 2 VIEW
1st Apr 1991
L
10 Widnes L H 12 20 VIEW
4th Apr 1991
L
8 Wigan L A 14 28 VIEW
7th Apr 1991
W
8 Wakefield Trinity L A 22 8 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 57 | LOSSES : 26 | DRAWS : 1

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