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The St George Illawarra Dragons are deeply saddened at the passing of four-time Premiership winning halfback George Evans, on Friday.

Evans passed away on Christmas Day and is survived by his wife Denise and his children Peter and Jodie and their respective families.

The Sydney High student began his career playing rugby union competing in the fourth-grade for the St George Rugby Union club in 1958 before ultimately becoming a first-grader two years later in 1960.

That same year he represented NSW before being selected as a reserve in four international Tests for Australia in 1961.

Evans made the switch to rugby league following this and joined the Dragons, where he made his first-grade debut in the 39-5 victory over the South Sydney Rabbitohs at the SCG on August 5, 1962.

The talented halfback would go on to ultimately score 11 tries from 68 appearances in his seven-year career with the Club, which also included winning consecutive Premierships in 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965.

Subsequently, Evans became Captain/Coach of the Corrimal Cougars in the Illawarra Rugby League competition in 1969 and led the club to their maiden Illawarra Club Championship two years later.

His funeral will be held at Parsons Funeral Parlour, Bulli at midday on Monday, January 4.

Acknowledgement of Country

St George Illawarra Dragons respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples, where our games are played, our programs are conducted and in the communities we support.

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