Player

Mike Watkins - Hooker

Cardiff
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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 7 7 0 0 183 100 32
Aberavon 6 5 0 1 123 105 21
Merthyr 7 4 0 3 172 148 21
Pontypridd 7 4 0 3 161 167 20
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 7 4 0 3 161 142 19
Carmarthen Quins 6 4 0 2 134 110 18
Newport 7 3 0 4 152 139 18
Llandovery 5 2 0 3 124 112 12
Swansea 7 2 0 5 113 133 12
Llanelli 6 2 0 4 112 158 10
Ebbw Vale 7 1 0 6 142 194 8
Bridgend Ravens 6 1 0 5 89 158 6