Jack Watkins

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Jack "Bluey" Watkins was an Australian rugby league footballer. He played in the lock forward position, with seven test matches for his country, including the 1921–22 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain.

Watkins played for just one club in the New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership throughout his career which spanned 14 seasons, interrupted by the First World War. He played in over 100 matches for the Eastern Suburbs side, winning Premierships with that club in 1913 and 1923. The lock forward also won City Cups with the Easts club in 1914, 1915 and 1916.

After enlisting in the First World War, Watkins was chosen to play a series of matches for Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) against England.

Bluey Watkins died in 1974.[1]


  • Heads, Ian and Middleton, David (2008) A Centenary of Rugby League, MacMillan Sydney


  1. ^ Heads/Middleton p 393