Gareth Evans

Player Details

Position Loose Forward
Born 5/08/1991
Height 1.90m
Weight 105kg
club Dunedin
Province Hawke's Bay
Provincial Caps 42
Provincial Points 40 (8t)
Provincial Debut 2011 v North Harbour (Otago)
Super rugby caps 29
super rugby points 25 (5t)
super rugby debut 2014 v Blues


Gareth Evans was a member of the successful Hawke's Bay side that won the Ranfurly Shield in 2014, and before winning the Super Rugby trophy with the Highlanders in 2015 rated it as the most memorable moment of his rugby career. Gareth possess tremendous speed for a loose forward and is a good front-of-the-line-out exponent. He has been unlucky with injury but will enter the 2017 season fit, strong and hungry. Evans, the younger brother of two-Test All Black Bryn, has been a consistent performer, previously playing for Otago before making the move north to represent his home side, Hawke's Bay.

What is your first rugby memory? Playing on quarters of a rugby field and my friend ran into the goal posts
Best rugby moment to date? Winning the SR Championship 2015, Ranfurly Shield twice
Who is your favourite rugby player? Colin Bourke
What is the best advice your mother gave you? Dining room manners and picking up your towel 
What are your other interests? Rugby league, golf
What team do you most want to beat? The Chiefs - school mates play for them
What is the best thing about rugby? Meeting lifelong friends and free kit
What is the worst thing about rugby? Doing M.A.S (maximum aerobic speed) intervals/fitness training
What does representing the Highlanders mean to you? A chance to enhance the region's rugby reputation
Favourite quote "Being defeated is often a temporary condition but giving up is forever"
If I wasn't a rugby player I would be..  A TAB Bookie
Twitter: @gareth_evans8
Instagram: gareth_evans8