There has been a lot of talk about Callum Sheedy, Rhys Priestland and Ioan Lloyd of late, but now another Welsh-qualified outside-half is making his mark in the west country.

Lloyd Evans has been catching the eye and earning the plaudits at No 10 for Gloucester, with opportunities coming his way amid the hectic Gallagher Premiership schedule.

He has started against both Bath and London Irish this month, while also coming off the bench against Harlequins, and has looked the part.

The 24-year-old was actually born in Gloucester and educated in Cheltenham, while he has represented England at U18s and U20s.

But he is Welsh-qualified through his father Huw Evans, the former Scarlets chairman who remains on the board at the region.

So what are the young playmaker’s attributes?

Well, he is very good attacking the line, as he showed by the way he dummied and fended his way through against Bath at The Rec on Tuesday night as he put Chris Harris in under the posts.

That was evidence of how he sees space between defenders and attacks the holes, while having the handling ability to release team-mates with a pass or offload.

He also has good acceleration, which enables him to get away from the opposition, and he kicks well off both feet and is good under the high ball.

So, a confident runner with a good turn of pace and a decent kicking game.

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Evans appears to have learned a lot from his club colleague Danny Cipriani in the way he takes the ball to the line, while his overall game management has improved.

The 6ft tall, 13st 3lbs fly-half is now starting to fulfill the potential he showed at age-grade level.

A former pupil at Dean Close School, in Cheltenham, he came to prominence as a talented all-round young sportsman.

He played cricket for England U17s before choosing rugby, becoming a regular for the Gloucester U18s Academy side.

He made his senior debut for the Cherry & Whites, aged just 17, in the LV= Cup against Northampton in November 2013

Representative honours followed as he was called up by England U18s and he went on to be part of the U20s squad that won the Junior World Championship in Italy in June 2015, a month after his Premiership debut for Gloucester.

He signed his first professional contract at Kingsholm in 2017, but then wrist and knee injuries stalled his progress.

Now he is fit and firing and making a good impression, with 33 first team appearances under his belt in all.

His father, Huw, was chairman at the Scarlets for 14 years up until 2011. He then spent 12 months as non-executive director at Gloucester and is currently a director on the Scarlets board.