Nick Evans

30 Jul 2014
A graduate of Westlake Boys High School on the North Shore, Nick Evans played for North Harbour from 2002-04 and transferred to Otago for the 2005 season after two years of being drafted into the Highlanders.

He returned home to play for the Blues in 2008, and the deceptively quick All Black added genuine world class to the Blues backline and was one of the standout performers of the season.

The accomplished goal kicker and tactician has played 16 tests for the All Blacks and deserved to have represented his country on more occasions, but unfortunately he had the ill luck to be a contemporary of one of the best New Zealand first five-eighths in Daniel Carter.

Evans signed a contract with English Aviva Premiership club Harlequins in the summer of 2008 which will see him remain at the club until at least June 2011.

Photos

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Blues fullback Nick Evans on attack

07 November 2010

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Nick Evans fires a pass out

06 November 2010

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Nick Evans looks to counter attack

07 November 2010

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Nick Evans evades a Lions defender

06 November 2010

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Blues first five-eighths Nick Evans makes a break

07 November 2010

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Blues first five-eighths Nick Evans looks to pass

06 November 2010

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Blues first five-eighths Nick Evans kicks a drop goal to put the Blues in the lead

06 November 2010

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Nick Evans kicks ahead

06 November 2010

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Nick Evans gets his kick away

06 November 2010

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Blues first five-eighths Nick Evans steps

06 November 2010

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Blues first five-eighths Nick Evans is tackled

06 November 2010

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Nick Evans on the burst

06 November 2010

146

Snapshot

Blues Number 146
Nickname Snapper
Position First Five-Eighths, Fullback
Born 14/08/1980
Height 1.78m
Weight 84kg
Province Auckland
Blues Debut 2008 v Chiefs
Blues Caps 12
Blues Points 150
Breakdown 4 Tries, 9 Convs, 23 Pens
Test Caps 16
Test Points 103
Test Debut 2004 v England

Match Statistics

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Minutes Played: 594
Tackle success %: 72.06%
Attempted: 68
Assist: 7
Tackles Made: 49
Tackles Missed: 19
Effective Offloads: 2
Hit ups: 35
Hitups over GL %: 67.4%
Line Breaks: 10
Metres Gained: 987
Offloads: 3
Tackle Breaks: 2
Tries Scored: 2
Total Passes: 160
Handling Errors: 18
Lost Possessions: 7
Penalties: 3
Kicking Metres: 2808
Total Kicks: 66