AMMAN Valley rugby star Dan Evans became only the sixth player ever to rack up 200 PRO14 appearances when he led out the Ospreys in Dublin.

The Ospreys produced an outstanding performance to win 24-19 at the home of defending champions Leinster in their last game of the domestic campaign.

The 32 year-old full-back had also added another record to his list on Boxing Day, when he made his 150th appearance for the Ospreys since joining in 2014.

He had also raced to the quickest century of appearances in the region’s history in just three years, three months - a full four months quicker than the previous fastest set by Richard Fussell.

And not only is Evans the quickest to 100, but he became the fastest player reach 150, two months ahead of the previous record set.

Furthermore, he is also edging closer to the Ospreys' try-scoring record - and currently sits in 2nd place on 49 tries, bettered only fellow Amman Valley boy Shane Williams on 57.

When speaking about reaching the 150th game mark, Evans said: “It’s something I don’t try and think about. I’m very pleased with what I have achieved and it’s a great stat to have, and I hope there will be many more to come.”

He added: “Like my red card record, it’s not something I set out to do, it just happened. I think it will definitely be something I focus on more when I retire and something I will cherish and reflect on.

"When you’re still playing, your main focus is on that. I’m happy when the team is playing well, when I’m scoring tries or setting them up – performing well and winning as a team is the main thing.”

As well as his many Ospreys records, he set the Championship all-time record for consecutive appearances. His tally of 87 is an incredible 26 ahead of Ian Keatley’s previous competition record of 61 PRO12 appearances on the bounce.

Commenting on a difficult start to the 20/21 season, Evans, a former pupil at Amman Valley School, said he was relishing being back out there on the field.

“It’s been a frustrating year, it’s never nice to be out injured and when I was starting to come back the lockdown came in and stopped everything," he said.

"But it’s nice to be back out there and getting a nice run of games and getting back to where I know I can be. When I couldn’t play or train at the start of the year and being away from the environment, it really lit the fire in my belly. It ignited the eagerness to get back out there and play rugby, which is what I want to do."

A successful product of the Scarlets Academy, Evans represented Ammanford, Llandybie, Tumble and Llanelli, before becoming a talented Scarlets first-team player. Capped twice for Wales, Evans moved on to play for Newport Gwent Dragons in 2012, and joined the Ospreys two years later.