Anthony Watts (rugby league)

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Anthony Watts
Personal information
Full name Anthony Watts
Born (1986-09-12) 12 September 1986 (age 27)
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 87 kg (13 st 10 lb)
Playing information
Position Halfback, Five-eighth, Fullback, Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007 Cronulla Sharks 5 0 0 0 0
2008–2010 North Queensland 47 8 0 0 32
2012 Widnes Vikings 1 0 0 0 0
Total 53 8 0 0 32

Anthony Watts born 12 September 1986 in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia is a rugby league player for the Tugun Seahawks in the Gold Coast Rugby League.

Anthony Watts' position of choice is as a half-back and he can also play as a hooker. He joined the Sydney Roosters in 2011 on a 3-year deal.[1]

Watts fell into disrepute when he was allegedly involved in an altercation with his girlfriend which resulted in him being charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.[2] At the time of the incident, Watts was in the company of fellow Roosters player, Todd Carney.

He signed with the Widnes Vikings for the 2012 season where he hoped to revive his career.[3] Anthony settled well into the new look Vikings team and played in several pre-season friendlies, winning plaudits from many of the Vikings fans for his ability and exciting attacking play, but on 19 February 2012 suffered a torn right anterior cruciate ligament just 10 minutes into his Super League debut during the defeat by Salford City Reds, leading to an anticipated minimum six month lay off.[4] Despite this, he signed an extension to his contract on 1 May 2012 which was designed to keep him at the club until the end of 2013. Barely a week later he was released by the Vikings, with immediate effect in order to return home for personal reasons.[5]

Upon the death of his father, Watts abandoned his plans for a NRL return[6] and signed with the Tugun Seahawks of the Gold Coast Rugby League. In addition, he also joined The Finks, a bikie gang under investigation for various gang-related crimes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Last drinks for Watts | Townsville Bulletin Sport - Cowboys". Townsvillebulletin.com.au. 2010-07-06. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  2. ^ Read, Brent (19 April 2011). "Sydney Roosters stand down Todd Carney, Anthony Watts". The Australian (News Limited). Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Official Widnes Vikings RLFC Web Site". Widnesvikings.co.uk. 2012-02-21. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  5. ^ "Official Widnes Vikings RLFC Web Site". Widnesvikings.co.uk. 2012-05-07. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  6. ^ http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/nrl-bad-boy-anthony-watts-has-abandoned-his-league-ambitions-to-join-the-finks-bikie-gang/story-fnihsrf2-1226664341541

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