Anthony Watson (rugby union)

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Anthony Watson
Anthony Watson 2014 Bath.jpg
Full name Anthony Watson
Date of birth (1994-02-26) 26 February 1994 (age 22)
Place of birth Ashford, Surrey, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 94 kg (14 st 11 lb)
School St George's College, Weybridge
Notable relative(s) Marcus Watson (brother) Mark Watson (Concorde Pilot) (Uncle)
Rugby union career
Current status
Position(s) Wing, Fullback
Current team Bath
Playing career
Position Wing, Fullback
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2011–2013
2013-
London Irish
Bath
18
63
(20)
(85)
correct as of 23 January 2016.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2012–2013
2014–
England U20
England
21
24
(125)
(70)
correct as of 25 June 2016.

Anthony Watson (born 26 February 1994) is an English rugby union player who plays at wing and fullback for Bath Rugby in the English Premiership.

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

Club career[edit]

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]

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] On 9 September 2014, he signed a new deal with Bath to keep him at the club until 2017.

International career[edit]

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.

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.

Anthony made his England debut in a non-cap friendly against the Crusaders as part of their tour against New Zealand.[4]

On 8 November 2014, Watson made his official Test debut for England, from the bench, losing to New Zealand 21-24 as part of their 2014 Autumn Internationals.[5]

Watson was named in Stuart Lancaster's 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. He was picked to start in all four of England's games, scoring three tries in total as the hosts crashed out in the group stages.[6]

International tries[edit]

Try Opposing team Location Venue Competition Date Result Score
1  Wales Cardiff, Wales Millennium Stadium 2015 Six Nations 6 February 2015 Win 21 – 16 [7]
2  France London, England Twickenham Stadium 2015 Six Nations 23 March 2015 Win 55 - 35 [8]
3  France London, England Twickenham Stadium 2015 Rugby World Cup warm-up 15 August 2015 Win 19 - 14 [9]
4  France London, England Twickenham Stadium 2015 Rugby World Cup warm-up 15 August 2015 Win 19 - 14 [10]
5  Ireland London, England Twickenham Stadium 2015 Rugby World Cup warm-up 5 September 2015 Win 21 - 13 [11]
6  Australia London, England Twickenham Stadium 2015 Rugby World Cup 3 October 2015 Loss 13 - 33 [12]
7  Uruguay Manchester, England City of Manchester Stadium 2015 Rugby World Cup 10 October 2015 Win 60-3
8  Uruguay Manchester, England City of Manchester Stadium 2015 Rugby World Cup 10 October 2015 Win 60-3
9  Ireland London, England Twickenham Stadium 2016 Six Nations 27 February 2016 Win 21-10
10  Wales London, England Twickenham Stadium 2016 Six Nations 12 March 2016 Win 25-21
11  France Paris, France Stade de France 2016 Six Nations 19 March 2016 Win 31-21
12  Wales London, England Twickenham Stadium 2016 Summer Tour Warm-Up 29 May 2016 Win 27-13

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