|Weight||81kg (12st 10lb)|
A 19-point contribution to Gloucester’s 34-26 win over Bath in the inaugural Aviva Premiership U18 Academy final last February was just the start for Lloyd Evans, who scored a try and landed four conversions and two penalty goals. He helped to inspire his side to battle back from a 26-7 deficit at half time.
Cheltenham-born Lloyd went on to land five conversions and a penalty on his England U18 debut in the 43-12 victory over Wales at Neath the following month. He is in the second year of A-level studies in his home town at Dean Close School, where Paul Hull, the former Bristol and England full back is director of rugby and his mentor.
His Gloucester first-team debut was ten minutes off the bench in the 33-6 LV=Cup defeat by Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens last November. It is his most memorable match since first lacing up his boots when nine for Cheltenham Tigers before helping the club to win the Gloucestershire Cup.
Lloyd’s long-term aim is to play for the British & Irish Lions, as well as for England and to have a successful career in business. He captained Gloucester in an U18 match against Leicester Tigers earlier this year and is following the rugby path of his father, Huw, who played for Swansea and was chairman of the Scarlets from 1997-2011.
He has figured mainly at fly half but also appeared at scrum half, inside centre and full back. His most admired players are Regan King, Dan Carter, Nick Evans and Brian O’Driscoll and his favourite ground is Kingsholm. Lloyd’s talents stretch to cricket. He toured India with the England U17 squad, having represented Gloucestershire U12-U17 and South-West U15.
U18 International Record
21 points – 6C, 3PG
2014 W, F
Last updated: April 04, 14