Dylan Evans: Scarlets loose-head prop harbours Wales ambition

Dylan Evans
Evans spent a summer with Super Rugby side Melbourne Rebels

Prop Dylan Evans says it would be a "dream" to play for Wales after completing his permanent move to Scarlets.

The 26-year-old loose-head was born and raised in Australia, but qualifies for Wales through his father.

Evans hopes to follow in the footsteps of Jake Ball and Gareth Anscombe by earning a call up to Warren Gatland's squad despite being born outside Wales.

"If I could play for Wales that would be unbelievable," he said.

"I've always lived in Australia and supported Wales so I've taken a fair bit of stick from my friends back there.

"But I've got to concentrate on getting into the 15 for the Scarlets first, have a big pre-season and hopefully a good season.

"It would be everyone in the family's dream I think but I've got a fair way to go first."

Evans previously played for Newcastle and NSW Country and spent a summer with Melbourne Rebels.

His grandfather Randall represented Wales youth in the 1960's and also played for Llanelli RFC.

It was during a visit to see him in February that Evans impressed on a trial to earn a one-year deal with Wayne Pivac's side.

"My grandparents have been telling me that they've had me in Scarlets jerseys since I was about three-years-old," Evans added.

"My mother wanted me to clean out my closet before I came to get rid of some old stuff and I found probably three or four Scarlets jerseys from ages ago.

"Coming here has definitely been something I've wanted to do my entire life pretty much."

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