|Full name||Basil J. Watts|
|Born||April→June 1926 (age 87–88)
York district, England
|Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk|
Basil J. Watts (birth registered April→June 1926 (age 87–88)) birth registered in York district, is an English professional Rugby League World Cup winning footballer of the 1950s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for York, as a Second-row, i.e. number 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.
Basil Watts won a cap for England while at York in 1953 against Other Nationalities, and won caps for Great Britain while at York in the 1954 Rugby League World Cup against Australia, France, New Zealand, and France, and in 1955 against New Zealand (World Cup 1954 4-caps).
Basil Watts played Left-Second-row, i.e. number 11 in all four of Great Britain's 1954 Rugby League World Cup matches, including Great Britain’s 16-12 victory over France in the 1954 Rugby League World Cup final at Parc des Princes, Paris on 13 November 1954.
- England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
- Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
- Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
- Apparent 'non' to York Wasps move
- University challenge
- York Press - Stories for 12 November 2004
- Rleague.com - The World of Rugby League
- Watts a lot of heroes