Rhys Evans retires: The time has come for me to hang up my boots

Drew Darbyshire
Rhys Evans Bradford Bulls SWpix

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Wales international and former Warrington back Rhys Evans says it has been a privilege to play rugby league professionally as he hangs up his boots.

The 30-year-old has made more than 200 career appearances for Wales, Warrington, Leigh and Bradford.

Evans was part of the Wales squads for the World Cups in 2013 and 2021. He also represented his country at the Nines World Cup in 2019.

The Bridgend-born centre or winger came through the ranks at Warrington, scoring 42 tries in 105 games. He played for the Wolves in the Challenge Cup final and Super League Grand Final in 2016.

Rhys Evans proud of his rugby league journey

“So the time has come for me to hang up my boots,” Evans tweeted.

“It’s been a privilege to play rugby league professionally for over 13 years.

“It’s enabled me to play in some of the biggest games and stadiums in our sport and to travel to different places around the world.

“I’ve had the experience to play alongside my brother (Ben) for club and country which not many people get to do.

“I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has played a part in my rugby journey. Thank you to all my team-mates, coaches and backroom staff at all my clubs throughout the years.

“Special mentions have to go to Peter Farrell and Brian Chambers for giving me the opportunity to move north to fulfil my dream, I’ll be eternally grateful. Also to my mum and my partner Emma who have both been there through memories I’ll cherish forever and the heartaches when I’ve needed them the most.

“Now it’s time for one book to close and another to open. I can’t wait to see how this next story goes.”

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