Ieuan Evans MBE

Former Welsh Rugby Player

Ieuan Evans MBE is one of Wales’ all-time great Rugby players. With 33 tries for his country he goes into the record books as Wales’s third highest try scorer. Ieuan’s early performances for Llanelli, aged just 19, gained him a call up to the Welsh national side where he made his first International appearance against France as a right-wing in 1987.

He enjoyed a long and illustrious international career with Wales, achieving 72 caps, 28 of which as a captain, a record only recently overtaken by Ryan Jones. Ieuan finished his playing career at Bath, scoring 40 points in 2 seasons, as well as winning the Heineken Cup. A significant honour for Ieuan came in 1996 when he received an MBE for his services to rugby, demonstrating his exceptional contribution to the game he loves. As well as this, in 2007, he joined a list of ‘Rugby Royalty’ when he was inducted into the Rugby Hall of Fame.

After retiring in 1998, Ieuan quickly developed himself to be an astute broadcaster for Sky Sports, as well as an in-demand blog writer for a variety of newspapers and websites ranging from the Telegraph to the BBC. As well as having his own company, Ieuan holds positions within companies including Nominet and Monitise in business development and is also well-established motivational, corporate after-dinner speaker.

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