Evan Simons First Team Hooker D.O.B 11/10/1991 Height 180 cm Weight 86 kg Sponsor Rob Gardner Evan Simons will enter his sixth season as a Newcastle Thunder player in 2020, after the 28-year-old extended his stay on Tyneside for the 2020 Betfred League 1 season. Simons has become a key player for the club since joining from Hemel Stags for the 2015 season and is a firm favourite with supporters. Making over 100 appearances for Newcastle to date, the former Widnes Vikings junior is a potent attacking threat with 43 tries to his name with many coming from his trademark snipes from dummy half. Playing much of his rugby league as a hooker, Simons demonstrated his adaptability and versatility in 2019 making several appearances at loose forward and adding another string to his bow. After putting pen to paper on his contract extension, Simons says his main target is to progress up the rugby league pyramid and that he is looking forward to working under director of rugby Denis Betts and head coach Simon Finnigan during this year’s pre-season preparations.