Player

Mike Watkins - Hooker

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
Merthyr 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3