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The South African-born Ospreys lock is expecting former Wales and current interim Scotland head coach Scott Johnson to indulge in some verbal jousting before the game.
Johnson has guided Scotland to back-to-back victories over Italy and Ireland in this year’s RBS 6 Nations and appears to have revitalised the Dark Blues.
But Evans says comments in the press won’t affect his game – with Wales still in with a shout of winning the Championship themselves.
“He is quite a character, really,” said 28-year-old Evans of Johnson. “He likes to put himself out in the press, trying to ramble some jargon and trying to play mind games.
“His worst fear is probably that he’s coached most of the boys within our squad, so we will more or less know how his mindset is.
“So he can ramble as much as he wants, it just becomes pretty boring in the end. Rugby is a pretty basic game, isn’t it? I don’t think you need to add fuel to the fire.
“There is no doubt that there will be [mind games]. But, like I said, it’s boring, for me anyway.”
Wales and Scotland are level on four points behind England in the RBS 6 Nations table and Evans is not surprised by the turnaround in Scotland’s results since Johnson was named interim head coach.
“He has been around international rugby with Wales and Australia, and he’s obviously with Scotland now,” added Evans.
“So he is a very experienced coach, to be fair to him. He knows what he’s doing and you’ve got to respect that.”