Steff Evans creates slice of URC history

Rob LloydNews

Scarlets wing Steff Evans has created a slice of history by becoming the top Welsh try-scorer in the history of the United Rugby Championship.

Evans’s first-half try against the Dragons on New Year’s Day was his 50th in the competition and takes him to fifth overall in the all-time try chart.

In going above Ospreys’ Dan Evans, Steff is now out on his own as the leading Welsh try-scorer. He is also the third fastest (in minutes) to reach the 50-try milestone.

Only Tommy Bowe (67), Craig Gilroy (59), former Scarlet DTH van der Merwe (58) and Tim Visser (58) are now above him.

Evans made his Scarlets debut in 2014 and has 163 Scarlets appearances to his name, scoring 66 tries in all competitions.