Ian Evans Added To Bristol Squad
British & Irish Lion joins Club
Bristol Rugby’s recruitment for the 2014/15 Greene King IPA Championship campaign continues with the capture of lock Ian Evans from the Ospreys.
“Ian is a tough, physical second row who will be a valuable addition to our pack"
The British & Irish Lion and Wales international becomes the Club’s fifteenth new addition to the first team squad.
A hugely experienced second-rower, Evans made 129 appearances for the Ospreys since a debut in 2005.
The 29 year-old has earned thirty-three caps for Wales, winning two Grand Slams and appearing at the Rugby World Cup in 2007.
“Ian is a tough, physical second row who will be a valuable addition to our pack ahead of the new season,” Director of Rugby Andy Robinson told bristolrugby.co.uk.
“He’s a quality lineout operator and shows the attitude that you’d expect from a top-class international player. He will complement our young locks and play an important role in developing them.”
An integral part of the Welsh set-up, Evans was rewarded for a string of impressive performances in 2013 with a place on the British & Irish Lions’ tour to Australia.
He added: “The set-up and resources at Bristol Rugby is so professional – I’m really looking forward to the fresh challenge and getting started.
“I know a number of the players at the Club and they were very positive about the direction that Bristol Rugby is going.
“It was a straight-forward decision for me. It’s great to be part of one of the most exciting projects in English rugby.”