He was even in contention for a place in the British and Irish Lions' tour of South Africa and watching the action on television has reinforced his desire to make a mark on the international stage.
The Glasgow player is recuperating from a knee injury which may force him to miss this year's autumn internationals, but he aims to stake his place for next year's Six Nations tournament and prove he should be an automatic pick in the build-up to the 2011 World Cup. "I had a good Six Nations last year in terms of getting my place there but it's still not cemented," Evans said.
"I've got Ben Cairns breathing down my neck as we're both competing for that position and it'll be the same right up until the World Cup which is great, that's what you want. You don't want to feel like you can be slacking off during your club games.
"You've got to perform during those club games and that's what I want to be doing anyway, but there's another incentive there to be playing your best rugby with your club.
"If you're not playing well for your club then you're not going to be in a Scotland jersey so it's a real drive."
Evans added: "Firstly, my next aim is to be really cementing my position at 13 right up until the World Cup so I can be involved there and then we can see how things go in terms of making the next Lions tour.
"I love playing for Glasgow and I love winning with Glasgow. Looking at some of the wins we had last season, it shows there is nothing to stop us putting on performances like that every game.
"If we can win with Glasgow then that'll increase my chances of cementing that Scotland place - so first and foremost I'm eager to win with Glasgow."
Evans was ultimately overlooked for the Lions tour but the prospect of joining up with the best players on the British Isles has fuelled his enthusiasm to reach the highest stage.
"Getting a Lions letter was unbelievable," he told his club's website. "Who would've known that two years ago before coming up to Scotland that I'd be sitting waiting for the squad announcement with the chance of being selected."
"Even being disappointed when not selected just showed what a great season it was for me personally. Keith Earls is a great player but I still felt I was up there on par with him."
Evans finished: "I'm itching to get back from this injury. I can't wait to be fully fit and fully confident of what I can potentially achieve and get really stuck in."