Jack Watkins

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Jack Cosgrove "Bluey" Watkins (1893-1974) was an Australian rugby league footballer.

Career[edit]

He played in the lock forward position, with seven test matches for his country, including the 1921–22 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain. He is listed on the Australian Players Register as Kangaroo No. 92.[1]

Jack Watkins played for just one club in the New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership throughout his career which spanned 14 years, interrupted by the First World War. He played in over 100 matches for the Eastern Suburbs side between 1913-1926, 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. [2]

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 on 13 July 1974, age 82.[3] [4]

Sources[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ ARL Annual Report 2005
  2. ^ http://www.rugbyleagueproject.org
  3. ^ Heads/Middleton p 393
  4. ^ Sydney Morning Herald - Death Notice- 15/07/1974