Autumn Internationals: Wales lock Ian Evans to decide on future in January

Last Updated: 19/11/13 12:07pm

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Ian Evans: Out of contract at the end of the season

Ian Evans: Out of contract at the end of the season

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Wales second row Ian Evans says he won't make a decision on his future until January.

The Ospreys forward is out of contract at the end of the season, with European heavyweights Toulon and Saracens understood to be in the mix for his service.

The departure of Evans' Wales colleague Jonathan Davies to Clermont Auvergne next season was announced last week, while the likes of Jamie Roberts, Dan Lydiate, James Hook and Luke Charteris already play in France.

"There is a lot of speculation," said Evans, who is set to feature for Wales against Tonga on Friday night after overcoming an Achilles injury.

"I will probably make a decision come January time and see where I go then.

"It is important to make the right decision, but when the time comes I would be fairly confident I would have made the right decision.

"There have been offers from England and France. There is a lot on the table, but it is not really a distraction.

"It is a balancing act. There are obviously issues that you've got to consider and decisions you've got to make, but I've got a family on the way and first and foremost that is what I am looking after to be honest."

Competition

Evans started every game of Wales' 2012 and 2013 Six Nations title-winning campaigns, but competition for second-row places is fierce, given the presence of players like Charteris, Alun-Wyn Jones, Bradley Davies and Andrew Coombs.

"To be fair to Brad, Alun-Wyn and Luke, all three of them have played extremely well," Evans said.

"If I want to play in the last autumn game (against Australia), I am going to have to pull all the stops out.

"All I can do is have a good game on Friday night (if selected) and put my hand up and put my name in the hat for (Australia) selection."

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