Swindon St George Rugby League team member Rod Evans has achieved international status by appearing for Wales in a Rugby League Festival at York.
Words by Barrie Matthews
Described as being 'a doyen of Rugby League in Swindon since the introduction of the sport to the town in the 1980s', Rod Evans finally achieved international status last weekend when appearing for Wales at a special RL Masters Festival event.
The event was staged to coincide with the Rugby League World Cup currently running across three platforms – men’s, women’s and wheelchair.
It celebrated the Masters format of the game and, along with Wales and hosts England, featured teams representing Australia, Canada, France and Ireland.
Evans himself was said to be absolutely delighted to be selected.
He said: "Having played for Swindon against Cardiff Blue Dragons a couple of times recently, I was surprised but extremely honoured and proud to be called up for my country."
Swindon St George's Richard White shared his thoughts on the news: "We are all very proud of Rod here at SSG and are delighted to acknowledge him as our club’s very first international player.
"He has been a massive driving force for us, particularly for our Masters section, and this honour is extremely well deserved."
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