Cap No 1118
Rob Evans started his rugby journey at Sir Thomas Picton School and Haverfordwest RFC. His talent was recognised from an early age and one of his first opponents for the Pembrokeshire U12s was none other than his future Scarlets and Wales team mate, Samson Lee. He was spotted by the Scarlets and his journey to the top with them was aided by playing at Carmarthen Quins for four seasons.
He was part of the all-Scarlets front-row, alongside Lee and Kirby Myhill, that helped Wales Under 20 beat New Zealand for the first time at the Junior World Championships in South Africa in 2012. He won three caps at U20 level in 2011 and started in all 10 games in 2012.
He made his first start for the Scarlets in the LV= Cup tie against Saracens at Allianz Park in November, 2013, having made 10 previous appearances off the bench. He was then added to the Wales squad to act as cover for the Autumn International against Tonga that same month. He had previously been called-up to train against the British & Irish Lions that summer ahead of their tour to Australia.
He was one of four uncapped players called-up for the 2015 6 Nations squad, along with Kristian Dacey, Gareth Anscombe and Tyler Morgan, and he made his Wales debut as a replacement for Gethin Jenkins in the home win against Ireland at the Millennium Stadium on 14 March, 2015. A week later he made his first start against Italy in Rome. He scored his first international try with a fifth minute touchdown against England at Twickenham in the pre-New Zealand tour friendly in 2015.
He was an integral part of the Scarlets side which won the Guinness PRO12 title in 2017 and also started in the 2018 final defeat by Leinster. He started in four of Wales’ five games in the 2019 Grand Slam campaign.