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Ian Evans Added To Bristol Squad

Published on 23rd June 2014 by Tom Tainton

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"

Andy Robinson

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.”