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Evo’s evolution toward 150

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Sturt premiership forward Mark Evans in full flight against the Eagles on Good Friday. Picture - David Mariuz

By ZAC MILBANK

Mark Evans’ role threatened to turn full circle but Sturt’s Ken Farmer Medallist is settling back into his familiar spot inside 50.

Set to play in his 150th Statewide Super League game on Saturday, Evans began his League career with Norwood in 2009 playing off a wing.

Last year, the 29-year-old suddenly found himself on a wing again as then Double Blues coach Nathan Grima looked for a more attacking option.

But under premiership coach Marty Mattner, who Evans played under in the club’s 2016 and 2017 flags, Sturt’s No.14 has been returned to the forward half.

Now he is searching for the Double Blues’ first win in his milestone match, which ironically comes at Unley Oval against the side he played his opening 41 League games for.

Outside of football, Evans is still rocking as the lead guitarist for his band ”The B-Sharps”, playing at weddings and engagements amongst other functions.