Anthony Watson

Position: Full Back, Wing
Honours: England U20s, England, British and Irish Lions
Date of birth: 26 February 1994
Birthplace: Ashford, England
Height: 185cm (6' 1")
Weight: 93kg (14st 9lb)
Games8
Minutes played640
Tries3
Conversions0
Drop goals0
Penalties0
Points15
Try assists0
Tackles29
Carries71
Metres gained319
Turnovers won2
Turnovers conceded11
Lineouts Won1
Yellow cards0
Red cards0

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Plying his trade at both full-back and wing, Anthony Watson is a well-respected member of the Blue, Black and White squad. The England International has made 105 appearances since signing from London Irish in 2013 and has portrayed his secure defence and elusive attacking style for his country, as well as representing the British and Irish Lions in 2017.

Having represented England through the age-groups, he made his full international debut in November 2014 against New Zealand and is now considered as an England regular. Utilised by the Red Rose on the wing, by the summer of 2016, Watson's red-hot form had seen him score 12 tries in 24 international matches.

Watson signed a new contract with the Club in November of the 2018 /19 season alongside making his 100th appearance for the Club against Leicester in the final fixture of that season.

South Africa force third Test decider after strong second-half display

2 August 2021

The British & Irish Lions will have to wait one more week for an opportunity to finish the series after the Springboks overturned a first-half deficit to beat the tourists 27-9. Read more 

After a tense first Test the Tourists look to go 2-0 ahead against the Springboks

27 July 2021

Gatland has made three changes to his starting lineup with scrum-half Conor Murray, centre Chris Harris and prop Mako Vunipola coming into the side. Bath Rugby’s Anthony Watson has once again secured the no.14 jersey, with Taulupe Faletau set to make his 18th appearance as a Lion, being brought into the matchday squad as a replacement. Read more 

Watson back on the wing for British & Irish Lions

9 July 2021

Anthony Watson is named on the wing for The British & Irish Lions’ match against Cell C Sharks at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday (17:00 BST kick-off). Read more 

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