One of the most versatile backs in New Zealand, Evans was selected in the All Blacks squad for the domestic and Philips Tri Nations Tests in 2004, making his debut against England at his adopted home ground of Carisbrook. Evans played four Tests for the All Blacks in 2004 and two on the 2005 tour to Ireland and the United Kingdom. He also joined the team on the end of year tour of 2006, playing against France and Wales. He is yet to lose a game in the black jersey. Evans was a key member of North Harbour from 2002-04 and transferred to Otago for the 2005 season after two years of being drafted into the Highlanders. An agile player who is stronger than he looks, Evans is deceptively quick and possesses a howitzer-like boot. At home at either first five-eighths or fullback. Making his representative debut for North Harbour in 2001, he was also a member of the New Zealand Sevens side in 2002 featuring in the final eight tournaments in the 2001-02 IRB World Series. He scored 157 points during that time made up of 21 tries and 26 conversions. Evans was also included in the Barbarians squad that beat New Zealand Maori in 2002.
12/06/2004 v England at Dunedin
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All Blacks Match Record by Year (+) = substitute; (-) = replaced 2004 Jun 12 v England at Dunedin 36-3 (+) Jun 19 v England at Auckland 36-12 (-) Jun 26 v Argentina at Hamilton 41-7 Jul 10 v Pacific Islanders at Albany 41-26 (+) 2005 Nov 12 v Ireland at Dublin 45-7 Nov 26 v Scotland at Edinburgh 29-10 (-) 2006 Nov 19 v France at Paris 23-11 (+) Nov 26 v Wales at Cardiff 45-10 (+) 2007 2 Jun v France at Auckland 42-11 (+) 9 Jun v France at Wellington 61-10 14 June v South Africa at Christchurch 33-6 (+) 21 June v Australia at Auckland 26-12 (+) 15 Sept v Portugal (RWC) at Lyon 108-13 23 Sep v Scotland (RWC) at Edinburgh 40-0 (+) 30 Sept v Romania (RWC) at Toulouse 85-8 7 Sept v France (RWC) at Cardiff 18-20 (+) Below figures correct at beginning of the 2007 rugby calendar: Provincial Caps 61 Provincial Points 391 (12t, 71c, 63p) Provincial Debut 2001 v Hawke’s Bay (Nth Harbour) Super 14 Caps 23 Super 14 Points 90 (7t, 8c, 10p 3dg) Super 14 Debut 2004 v Reds