Cleared Evans looking to Ireland

Updated: March 7, 2012

Scotland’s Max Evans is readying himself for the weekend’s clash with Ireland having been cleared of assault. The Castres man (who plays at centre or wing) joined up with his Scotland team-mates on Monday evening having being acquitted of attacking a man in an Edinburgh nightclub in August 2010.

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In a statement, Evans said: “It’s been a challenging time for me and my family and friends, and I would like to thank everyone who has been supportive over the recent weeks and months. I would also like to thank the jury for their diligence in reaching their verdict.

I will now put this behind me and be very focused on my rugby. It’s great to be back in the Scotland camp today with the players, coaches and management.”

The 28 year-old is now in contention for Scotland’s fixture in Dublin after the five day trial in Edinburgh’s Sheriff Court finished on the eve of Head Coach Andy Robinson’s team selection announcement.

At least one change in Scottish personnel is certain for this weekend’s fixture as wing Rory Lamont suffered a broken leg in the 17-23 defeat to France and Evans could slot straight back in to replace the Glasgow Warriors man.

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