Evans a giant on and off the field
He might be a giant on the field, but Kane Evans's achievements in rugby league are dwarfed by what he is doing outside of the game.
The Roosters prop is one of the nominees for this year's Ken Stephen Medal for outstanding contributions to the community, but according to Evans, he is simply doing God's work.
Speaking to NRL.com after his side's stirring 22-10 win over the Cowboys on Sunday, Evans reluctantly accepted praise for his charity work across a number of platforms.
"For Christians, serving is just something that we do. I don't want to take recognition of it because it's God's work through me," he humbly explained.
"I help out with an organisation called COCOS (Coptic Orthodox Community Outreach Services) every week.
"I've been doing it for a couple of years on-and-off, but for the last 18 months, I've been helping out every week. I do it in Kings Cross every Tuesday night and we provide the less fortunate with food and clothing and someone to talk to."
Evans also helps out every week at the PCYC in Daceyville where his mother works, and is an active member of the Hillsong Youth Church Groups where he acts as a motivational speaker.
"I'm blessed to be where I am today, so to be able to give back to the community is a bonus," he said.
"I'm in a position where I'm on TV and can influence the people around me. If I can spread a positive message to the rest of the community then I'm happy to do it.
"I'm very passionate when it comes to spreading God's message. I know that I'm not perfect, but God is using me on this platform as an NRL player to set an example to other people.
"I'm not here to Bible-bash people, but I'm here to spread his message by being nice to people and to be able to help out."
While religion is a huge part of Evans's life, his philanthropy doesn't stop with doing God's work.
Following the devastation of Tropical Cyclone Winston in Fiji, the 24-year-old joined forces with Cronulla forward – and fellow Fijian – Junior Roqica in raising money for the affected region.
As the country continues to rebuild, its people finally have something to cheer about after Fiji's Sevens team did what no other team had done by winning the island nation's first ever gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
For Evans, it's a moment that will stay with him forever.
"That was a proud moment for me to see Fiji get its first medal ever at the Olympics. For it to be gold, it brought tears to my eyes," he said.
"Just knowing Fiji as a nation, it didn't matter if we won or not because the people would have been stoked to just see the team go to the Olympics.
"Fiji has always struggled with things like the weather, government problems and poverty. It's hard to make a good earning over there with the working conditions the locals have.
"When you go there, everyone is just so happy and sport means so much to them.
"When we came fourth in the World Cup, we were greeted back in Fiji with a parade as if we'd won the whole tournament. They were thanking us for representing them on the world stage and it was truly humbling to see so much support across the whole country."
This article first appeared on NRL.COM