My memory of a marvellous Steve Evans try was on Boxing Day 1980 v Leeds at Headingley, He went the length of the field leaving Neil Hague in his wake to score the only try in a really close encounter (something like 5-2, although that may have been the score in the 82/83 season) only to puke up his Christmas festivities just after touching down.
To me Steve Evans could have been a legend of the game, he had pace, power, a great pair of hands, a step, could play anywhere in the backs, could kick goals, I just felt that he never quite achieved the zenith, maybe perhaps the fact that GB were a poor team then, maybe his big money move to Hull where he was a medium suzed fush in a large pond. I'd be interested to hear other views about him.
It was indeed 5-2 to Fev in that 1980 Boxing Day game. If it's the game I'm thinking of, I was sitting behind the dugouts and remember the Leeds fans giving coach Sid Hynes some fearful barracking because one of his players had been getting treatment in the snowy conditions for about 5 minutes and Hynes hadn't ventured out to see if he was ok, eventually he did so and got even more catcalls. Think Leeds were going through a rough period at the time, they still had the likes of Atkinson, Dyl, Ward, Pitchford, Cookson and Eccles but a lot of them were near retirement.
I might be getting my games mixed up but I also remember another low-scoring game at Leeds (probably a year or two before) where Dave Vickers had his career-best performance by a country mile and tore them apart. Not sure he ever came close to it before or after.
Steve Evans was one of the most naturally gifted players of his generation. If he lacked anything it was probably a bit of "mongrel", but he was so exciting to watch, he came along at around the same time as John Gilbert and in seven or eight years watching Fev prior to that I'd never seen that sort of raw talent from any of our threequarters (despite that amazing Mick Smith Wembley try).