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Luke Evans Is New Blue


Luke Evans Is New Blue

By Andrew Collins
September 10 2007

Cardiff Blues have continued their tradition of improving the squad weeks into the season, with scum half Luke Evans following the paths of Kort Schubert and Mosese Luvivatasau in the past 3 years.

Evans, just 19, moves from the Queensland Red's academy in Australia, however he is qualified for Wales from birth, and does not take up any of the Blues foreign player quota spaces.

He left Wales with his family for Australia in 201, when he was 13 years old. Since then, he's largely progresses his rugby career, notably starting every game with Southport School as they won the GPS Premiership title in Queensland.

He said of his move;

"I try to base my game on a combination of Dwayne Peel and Byron Kelleher, and there's no better goal kicker than Jonny Wilkinson. I'd like to think that I have a good running game, but also try to focus on my service to the ten. I'm really pleased to have signed for the Cardiff Blues and to return to Wales. They look like a squad that are improving every year so it looks like it could be an exciting season ahead."

Bob Nortser echoed the comments saying;

"We're delighted to welcome Luke back to Wales and give him an opportunity to further his career with the Cardiff Blues in the country where he spent much of his early life. He is a quality young player and will improve the strength in depth we have here at the Arms Park."

He will primarily spend this season with Cardiff RFC, as well as covering for the two Cardiff Blues scrum halves, Ritchie Rees and Jason Spice. He will compete for the jersey with Darren Allinson, as Cardiff begin to build some real strength in depth for this years squad.

He has already featured for Cardiff RFC, taking part in their 2nd win of the season, a thrilling 25-23 win over Aberavon. He started the match on the bench, but was called up earlier than expected when player/coach Gareth Baber went off with a serious injury after just 7 minutes.

The full match report can be found here on; http://www.CardiffRFC.com/index.cfm?method=rugby.fixtures

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