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 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 24 10 1 13 488 454 56
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 24 6 1 17 450 620 35
Cross Keys 22 5 1 16 452 681 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 23 1 0 22 335 905 3