Sad passing of Emrys Evans

By Bryan Weaver | 06/03/2017

It is with heavy hearts that we pay our respects to ex Llandovery player Emrys Evans, who passed away due to a car accident near Dolgellau yesterday.

Emrys, a tough and fearless centre, played for the Drovers in the important period from the end of the 1990s to the early part of the 2000s, when many of the foundations of the club’s modern Premiership status were being laid.

As well making as his contribution to the 1st XV squad Emrys will also be fondly remembered as a popular and committed member of the 2nd XV team for many seasons. In the Club’s Annual Awards ceremony he was 2nd XV Player of the Year for 2006-7 and Player Clubman of the Year for the following season. Our two pictures below show these presentations.

Nant Conwy RFC was Emrys’s home club for many of his playing years both before and after he played for the Drovers. Our condolences go to Emrys’s family and to his many friends in the North and South.

Our lead picture shows Emrys scoring against Glamorgan Wanderers in May 2007, the last game he played for Llandovery 1st XV, together with his website profile picture in typically cheerful pose.


2006-7 season: Emrys receives The John Halliday Award for Athletic Player of the Year – presented by Geraint Williams

2007-8 season: Emrys receives The Tony Davies Memorial Cup for Players Clubman Of The Year, presented by Dai Thomas


Latest News

  • Neath 32 Llandovery 40


    Llandovery shrugged off the disappointment of the 31-10 defeat at Cross Keys on Tuesday night by claiming an exciting six tries to two win at the Gnoll writes Huw S Thomas.

  • Llandovery Team v Neath


    The Llandovery team for Saturday’s Away Premiership game v Neath, kick off 2:30pm

  • Cross Keys 31 Llandovery 10


    Cross Keys took revenge for their Welsh Cup defeat by Llandovery with a bonus point league win at Pandy Park writes Tom Hughes



    After the bitter disappointment of defeat at the hands of Newport in the Cup semi-final, the Drovers went back to winning ways against Bridgend writes Huw S Thomas



    The Llandovery team for Tuesday’s Away Premiership game v Cross Keys, kick off 7:30pm

Llandovery Dental Practice
Castle Hotel LLandovery
Chem Dry