Player

Mike Watkins - Hooker

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Mike Watkins
Height175
Weight84
Date Of Birth09/01/1952
Place Of BirthAbercarn
EducationCwmcarn School
ClubsNewport, Cardiff, Crumlin
RegionsMonmouthshire
HonoursWales, Wales B
InvitationalCrawshays, Barbarians
Michael John "Spikey" Watkins played rugby from a young age and represented several Youth and School teams in the Newport area. Spikey spent two seasons with Crumlin and then joined Cardiff in 1975 and gained his first Welsh Trial in 1977. Although he was selected for Wales "B" several times during the 1970s he didn’t gain his first full cap until 1984 by which time he was playing for Newport. His Welsh debut came against Ireland when he captained the side, a position he retained in his other three international appearances, as well as in an uncapped game between wales and the WRU Presidents XV. In six seasons at the Arms Park he played 118 times and also represented the Barbarians, Crawshays Welsh XV and Monmouthshire. 
Further information regarding Spike Watkins is in his autobiography “Spikey – 2 Hard to Handle”
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1975-1976 4 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 8
1976-1977 29 20 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
1977-1978 17 12 1 4 2 0 0 0 8
1978-1979 16 12 0 4 1 0 0 0 4
1979-1980 31 21 1 9 2 0 0 0 8
1980-1981 21 15 1 5 2 0 0 0 8
TOTAL 118 83 3 32 9 0 0 0 36
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19