Ambition at the Stoop

North Shore-raised former All-Black Nick Evans, 27, now fly-half for English side the Harlequins, could be the player the team needs to help them clinch a top four spot in the Guinness Premiership. So what are Evans’ strengths? He is quick. Oh yes, very quick. He is a fine tactician and distributor, nails his goals and is strong in the tackle. New England scrum-half Danny Care is going to love playing inside him and Quins will certainly have the fastest half-back pairing in the Premiership. His entire focus will be on his Premiership debut for Harlequins, at Twickenham, against Saracens. “Not a bad place to start is it? It is certainly an inspiration having the great stadium across the road from the Stoop and, with plans to attract 50,000 people to Twickenham for our Christmas game against Leicester, it shows I have joined a club with plenty of ambition,” Evans said.


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Newcastle United Sign Striker Chris Wood

Newcastle United Sign Striker Chris Wood

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