Thom Evans, born 2 April 1985, is a former Scottish international rugby union player and model. Evans was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, and educated at Wellington College, Berkshire.
He earned his first cap for the Scottish rugby union side in June 2008 vs Argentina. He was selected in the pre 6 Nations 30-man squad for the 2008 Six Nations. In the Six Nations game against Wales on 13 February 2010, Evans suffered a severe neck injury after colliding with Welsh player Lee Byrne. He was stretchered off the pitch and taken to hospital to receive treatment. He underwent a neck operation that evening and underwent a second operation to further stabilize his spine later that week. It was revealed that his cervical vertebrae had been knocked so badly out of alignment that he was a millimeter from paralysis or death. After four months of rehabilitation, Evans was forced to retire on 1 July 2010, after accepting medical advice.
In 2012, Evans, coached by Margot Wells, kick-started his athletic campaign competing in indoor competitions and finished fourth in the Scottish Senior Championships with a personal best of 7.20 for the 60m. During the outdoor season, he ran personal bests of 11.26 for the 100m and 23.14 for the 200m respectively. However, by the end of the season, Evans decided that he would not continue with athletics choosing instead to pursue an acting career.
Evans was an analyst for ITV’s coverage of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. In September 2014 Evans was a contestant in BBC’s twelfth series of Strictly Come Dancing partnered with Lithuanian professional Iveta Lukosiute. He was voted out in the 5th week. Evans was also a member of pop band Twen2y4Se7en and toured as a support act with McFly, Peter Andre and Westlife throughout 2004. Evans’ brother, Max also played rugby for Scotland and Castres. They are the twentieth set of brothers to play together for Scotland.