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Evans launches her autobiography

Wales women’s rugby star Non Evans has launched a book called “Against All Odds” which documents her success in a range of sports.

Evans is one of her countrys most accomplished sporting stars having won 87 rugby caps and winning two Commonwealth Games medals.

This week Evans launched the Welsh version of her book, Yn Erbyn y Ffactore with the English version due to go on sale in January.

With her rugby caps, two silver medals at the Commonwealth Judo Championships and having competed at world level in weightlifting and wrestling, Evans is one of Wales most successful sports personalities.

The book was launched last night by the Welsh sports commentator and presenter Huw Llywelyn Davies.

In the book, published by Y Lolfa, she says: I have to train every day, it is a total obsession I have.

But I have to train to compete what if there was no more competing? What would be the purpose of going to the gym then? The fact is that fitness defies who I am, in body and in mind.But this attitude has cost me a lot on many levels, and I understand that.

Evans has yet to decide if she will return to play rugby for Wales in the season ahead, but if she does, she is on track to break a world record.

Nons try tally for her country currently stands at 64, level with the record set by David Campese for Australia who is second in the world record try scoring tally - and just 5 short of the world record held by Daisuke Ohata of Japan who has 69.