Bradford’s Ben Evans to make Championship switch for 2023 campaign

Ben Evans

Bradford Bulls forward Ben Evans will make the switch to Barrow Raiders for the 2023 season on a two-year deal. 

The Wales international came through the youth ranks at Warrington after signing alongside brother Rhys.

Loan spells at Bradford Bulls, Leigh Centurions and Rochdale Hornets followed, before Evans left the Wolves to join London Broncos ahead of the 2017 season.

He made close to a half-century of appearances for the Broncos before subsequently making the switch to Toulouse Olympique in 2019.

Evans returned to Odsal Stadium prior to the 2021 season and has made 33 appearances for the club during his current spell, scoring five tries in total.

On the international stage, Evans made his Wales debut against France in 2012. He went on to represent his country at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, scoring in their 32-16 defeat to Italy. 

He also started in the Dragons’ recent test match against France in Albi.

Ben Evans on new move

Evans said: “I’m excited to be joining the club. I spoke a lot with Gary Wheeler before joining. I’ve played with him before and he told me a lot about how the club works, so I’m looking forward to it.

“Barrow is a club with ambition. They made a lot of big signings last year, and hopefully get some more this year. I’ve heard a lot about where the club wants to go, so now I’m eager to help them reach those goals.

“There are quite a few boys there that I know from various clubs, so I’ve spoken to a lot of them before making the decision to join. They’ve all said how much they enjoy it and really sold it to me.

“I’m looking forward to showing the fans that I can be a hard-working player. I’ve got lots of experience at Championship level, so hopefully I’ll bring that to the team, do my job in the middle of the field and get the team moving forward.”

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