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BURCs Alec Evans Inducted into Qld Rugbys Hall of Fame

30th November, 1999

Congratualtions to Bond University Rugby Club Board member Alec Evans on his induction into the Quensland Rugby Hall of Fame.

Alec was coach of the Gold Coast Breakers in 2004-2005, coaching the club to their maiden Premier Grade Premiership in 2004.

Alec continues to guide the club th rough his position on the BURC board providing valuable  guidance to the club on all Rugby matters.

Alec has had a wonderful career in rugby and will continue to guide and inspire the coaches and players of BURC for years to come.

Playing: Evans played consecutively for 11 years from his debut in 1959, then returned (although only for a single game) in 1973. A product of Souths Rugby Club, Evans was 20 years old when he first represented Queensland. His 62 games stood as a record for the state for decades. He was first picked for the Wallabies for the 1962 tour of New Zealand, but spent the trip bedridden with illness and didn’t play a game. In 1965, playing the Springboks in Brisbane, Evans dedication and passion was illustrated as his dislocated arm was lashed to his side before he retook the field and completed the game. 

Coaching: After retiring from playing, Evans went on to become an international coach. His role in the 1984 Wallabies Grand Slam tour of the United Kingdom is undeniable. It was the first Wallabies side to return with victories over all four host nations. He became the first non-Welshman to coach Wales when appointed the role ahead of the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Remaining in the UK with Cardiff RFC, Evans returned home to coach Gordon RFC’s First XV in Sydney, and then back to Ballymore as Queensland’s Scrum Technical Advisor. Assisting the Wallabies in their 2007 World Cup preparations, Evans also took up coaching Queensland Premier Rugby sides. He took Wests, Gold Coast Breakers and his old club Souths to premiership victories. Evans’ career ended on a high after playing a role in Queensland’s 2011 Premiership win. His contributions to the game are recognised annually with the awarding of the Alec Evans Medal to the Queensland Premier Rugby Player of the Year.

 

Queensland Rugby Union Hall of Fame

Name

Queensland
RepYears

Queensland
Debut

Test Caps

Wallabies
Captaincies

Austin Gralton

1880s/1890s

1893

3

-

Arthur Hickson

1880/1890s

1882

-

-

Phil Carmichael

1900s

1903

4

-

Tom Richards

1908

1908

3 (Aus)
2 (British & Irish Lions)

-

Jimmy Flynn

1910s

1912

2

1

Tom Lawton Snr

1920/1930s

1919

14

7

Eddie Bonis

1920s

1929

21

-

Des Connor

1950/1960s

1954

12 (Aus)
12 (NZ)

2 for Aus
1 for All Blacks

Alec Evans

1950s-1970s

1959

-

-

Mark Loane

1970/1980s

1973

28

6

Paul McLean

1970/1980s

1973

31

1

Tony Shaw

1970s/1980s

1973

36

15

Andrew Slack

1970s/1980s

1975

39

19

Michael Lynagh

1980/1990s

1982

72

15

Jason Little

1980s - 2000s

1989

75

1

Tim Horan

1990s

1990

80

1

John Eales

1990/2000s

1990

86

55

 

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