Rugby

Evans rules out NZ return

2012-10-18 13:45
Nick Evans (File)
Cape Town - Former All Blacks flyhalf Nick Evans has ruled out a return to New Zealand as he ponders the next phase of his career.

According to the Stuff.co.nz website, Evans' contract with London club Harlequins ends after the current England season and the 32-year-old sees it as an important juncture in his career.

"I will not go back to New Zealand to play. If I was to move, it would be to France or Japan," Evans told the BBC, with money an obvious factor.

Harlequins have just tabled him a three-year offer that will be very tempting.

"I'm no spring chicken, but I'd also love to stay. We'll have to wait and see what happens.

"I've been away from New Zealand a while, but I do love London.

Evans has been a huge hit in England since moving there in 2008.

He played 16 Tests for the All Blacks between 2004 and 2007 but became frustrated at being back-up to Dan Carter and headed north.

 

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