Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Thom Struts his Stuff

Thom Evans has continued his return from injury by strutting his stuff on the runway at a New York fashion show.

Evans, 25, was asked to appear at the 'Dressed to Kilt' show, which was hosted by actor Sean Connery's Friends of Scotland charity. 

The Scotland and Glasgow wing, who is a cousin of DJ Chris Evans, suffered a serious neck injury whilst starring in the Six Nations clash against Wales in February.

He had to be stretchered from the field after colliding with Wales full-back Lee Byrne.  Team doctor James Robson later revealed that Evans' vertebra was so badly knocked out of alignment that if it had been moved by just one more millimetre he could have been paralysed or even died.

It remains unclear if Evans will be able to resume his playing career due to the seriousness of his injury.

The player is not new to modelling - he and brother Max can be found sporting only moody looks in this year's Dieux Du Stade calendar.

Luckily (or unluckily, depending on your point of view), Thom resisted the urge to strip off on the catwalk and instead stepped out in a Scotland shirt

Maybe rugby's loss will be modelling's gain?  After all, Thom's not exactly been beaten with the ugly stick.

Good luck with your recovery Thom, whichever career path you decide to take!


  1. Excellent news - great to have a happy ending to a bad neck injury and fair play to the team at Cardiff hospital who treated him - fantastic work guys!