Anthony Watson (rugby union)

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Anthony Watson
Date of birth (1994-02-26) 26 February 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Ashford, UK
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 92 kg (14 st 7 lb)
School St George's College, Weybridge
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fullback
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
London Irish Amateur
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
London Irish
Bath Rugby
18 (20)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
England U16
England U18
England U20

Anthony Watson (born 26 February 1994) is an English rugby union player who plays at wing and fullback for Bath Rugby in the Aviva Premiership. He played for England in the U20'S 6 Nations Championship in January/February at the age of 17. He finished as the tournament's second top try scorer behind London Irish team mate, Marland Yarde, where the two formed a lethal combination in the England back three. He made his debut against Newcastle Falcons and became the youngest player ever to appear for his first club, London Irish in a Premiership match. He scored his first tries for the club in their victory over Stade Montois on 20 October 2012.[1]

He attended St George's College, Weybridge in Surrey, where as a full-back, he was vice-captain of rugby.

On 25 April 2013 it was announced that Watson was to move with fellow London Irish academy product David Sisi to Bath next season.[2]

At the age of just 19, after a string of impressive performances for Bath at full-back, Watson was called into the England squad to train with them before their autumn international against Argentina on 9 November 2013.[3]

On 9 January 2014 Watson was named in the England's 35 man squad for the 2014 Six Nations competition after his impressive performances for Bath Rugby this season.


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