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Nick Evans
New Zealand
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Full name Nicholas John Evans
Born August 14, 1980, Takapuna
Current age 33 years 345 days
Major teams Barbarians, Blues, Harlequins, Highlanders, New Zealand
Position Fly-half
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 185 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2004-2007 16 7 9 103 5 30 6 0 15 1 0 93.75
Bledisloe Cup 2007-2007 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 100.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2007-2007 4 2 2 50 2 20 0 0 3 1 0 75.00
The Rugby Championship 2007-2007 2 0 2 5 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 100.00

Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v England at Dunedin, Jun 12, 2004 match details
Last Test France v New Zealand at Millennium Stadium, Oct 6, 2007 match details
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English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2008-2014 109 109 0 1226 17 161 271 2 64 40 5 61.00
Harlequins 2008-2014 109 109 0 1226 17 161 271 2 64 40 5 61.00
Profile

Harlequins' Nick Evans is a fly-half who excels on the front foot and is currently regarded as one of the best playmakers in the game.

The New Zealander, who also played Aussie Rules football as a youngster, began his playing career with Otago and went on to star for the Highlanders in the Super Rugby. He made his name as an searing fullback, but as his career progressed Evans was increasingly promoted to the first-receiver role.

Evans made his All Blacks debut against England in 2004 at the age of 23. The following year he moved to Auckland, playing for the Blues in Super Rugby , and was included in the All Blacks' World Cup squad in 2007. But the emergence of Dan Carter meant chances to establish himself as the first-choice fly-half at international level were limited and, after being left out of the 2008 Tri-Nations squad, he announced that he would be leaving New Zealand.

Evans signed for Harlequins in summer of 2008 and his reputation as a top-class playmaker and one of the foremost first-receivers in European rugby has continued to grow. In September 2010 he signed a two-year extension to his contract with Harlequins, tying him to the club until 2013.

The fly-half led Harlequins to victory in the 2011 Amlin Challenge Cup with a last-gasp conversion following a Man of the Match performance against Stade Francais. And Evans started the 2011-12 season in a similar vein as he pulled the strings from fly-half and played a hugely important role in helping Harlequins to ten wins from their opening ten matches of the new season.

Harlequins continued showing the same brand of ruthless rugby throughout the whole of the season and ended up booking a place in the final against Leicester. Evans had already scooped the RPA's Players' Player of the Year award and he topped off the season with a Premiership winners medal.

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May 17, 2014
Harlequins' Nick Evans is upended by Marcelo Bosch
Harlequins' Nick Evans is upended by Marcelo Bosch
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May 4, 2014
Nick Evans of Harlequins goes over
Nick Evans of Harlequins goes over
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Mar 29, 2014
Harlequins' Nick Evans celebrates a try
Harlequins' Nick Evans celebrates a try
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Dec 7, 2013
Harlequins' Nick Evans forces his way past the Racing Metro defence
Harlequins' Nick Evans forces his way past the Racing Metro defence
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