Evans eyes Wales spot

Date published: December 16 2014

Scarlets loosehead prop Rob Evans is determined to join his regional team-mate Samson Lee in the Wales front-row on a long-term basis.

The 22-year-old, who has played U20 rugby for Wales, has not yet been selected for Warren Gatland’s side but has impressed in Llanelli.

And he is hoping to continue his good form against Cardiff Blues on Friday, with a clash with Gethin Jenkins the ideal platform to shine.

“It would be a massive dream to play for Wales together, with Samson,” Evans told Wales Online.

“I try not to think too far ahead, though, because anything can happen in rugby and it’s only this season I’ve started playing regular rugby.

“I am trying to keep my head down and see what happens. I had a nice week of training with Wales. It’s where you want to be, but I’m happy playing here at the moment.

“All the boys are working hard for each other and we are trying to get some results.

“Training with him and growing up with (Lee), I always knew that he was a massive talent and very strong. So, I’m really happy that he’s done so well and taken his chance. He deserves all the credit he has been given.

“I played against Samson at under-12s rugby. He was playing for Llanelli schoolboys and I was playing for Pembrokeshire.

“Everyone was going on about this strong kid. Then, I saw this big man, with arms out here, and ginger. But I think I had the upper hand on him that day!”