Mike Watkins

Mike Watkins

Position: Hooker

Date Of Birth 09/01/1952 (65)
Place Of Birth Abercarn
Height 175cm / 5' 9"
Weight 84kg / 13st 3lbs
Michael "Spikey" John Watkins played club rugby for Cardiff and Newport.
He played rugby from a young age and represented several Youth and School teams in the
Newport area.
"Spikey" spent two seasons with Crumlin, then joined
Cardiff and two years after joining the club gained his first Welsh Trial in 1977. He was selected for Wales "B" several times during the 70s but did not gain his first full cap till1984 when he had switched clubs to Newport.
Made his debut against
Ireland and was made Captain which he kept for his other three caps.
Represented the Barbarians, Crawshays and Monmouthshire.  
Playing Summary
  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  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  19/03/1976 L'Aquila Rugby 1936 HK 1 0 0 0 4 W 31 - 25  
  31/03/1976 Gloucester Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 4  
  07/04/1976 Aberavon HK 1 0 0 0 4 L 9 - 21  
  19/04/1976 Harlequins HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 4  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1976 Llandaff HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 40 - 3  
  11/09/1976 Irish Wolfhounds HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 20  
  15/09/1976 Penarth HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 62 - 15  
  18/09/1976 Coventry HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 12  
  25/09/1976 Overseas XV HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 15  
  29/09/1976 Aberavon HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 14  
  02/10/1976 Argentina HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 29  
  13/10/1976 Bristol Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 0  
  16/10/1976 Cambridge University HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  20/10/1976 Bridgend Ravens HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 7  
  23/10/1976 Harlequins HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 11  
  27/10/1976 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 19  
  30/10/1976 Italy HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 54 - 22  
  03/11/1976 Pontypool HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 15  
  06/11/1976 Oxford University HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 50 - 16  
  20/11/1976 Aberaman HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 54 - 3  
  27/11/1976 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 17  
  08/12/1976 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 12  
  18/12/1976 Cardiff College of Education HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 16  
  22/01/1977 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 9  
  12/02/1977 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 12  
  19/02/1977 Ebbw Vale HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 28  
  04/03/1977 London Welsh HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 14  
  11/04/1977 Harlequins HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 4  
  20/04/1977 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 18  
  31/05/1977 Fraser Valley HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 9  
  04/06/1977 W. Washington Territory XV HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 54 - 6  
  07/06/1977 Alberta Reps Edmonton Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 48 - 6  
  11/06/1977 Vancouver Presidents XV HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1977 Maesteg HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 9  
  10/09/1977 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 9  
  17/09/1977 Coventry HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 9  
  24/09/1977 Aberavon HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 13  
  05/10/1977 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 24  
  15/10/1977 Cambridge University HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 46 - 9  
  07/12/1977 Pontypool HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 7 - 7  
  10/12/1977 London Welsh HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 52 - 17  
  26/12/1977 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 13  
  02/01/1978 London Scottish HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 21  
  14/01/1978 Pontypool HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 11  
  08/02/1978 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 3  
  25/02/1978 Ebbw Vale HK 1 0 0 0 4 W 29 - 10  
  25/03/1978 Barbarians HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 20  
  01/04/1978 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 18  
  08/04/1978 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 12  
  15/04/1978 Camborne HK 1 0 0 0 4 W 46 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1978 East District HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 17  
  09/09/1978 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 11  
  13/09/1978 Bristol Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 14  
  16/09/1978 Coventry HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 76 - 9  
  20/09/1978 Penarth HK 1 0 0 0 4 W 62 - 0  
  27/09/1978 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 25  
  30/09/1978 Moseley HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  07/10/1978 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 0  
  14/10/1978 Northampton Saints HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  21/10/1978 New Zealand HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 17  
  01/11/1978 Pontypool HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 16  
  04/11/1978 Maesteg HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 7  
  18/11/1978 Whitland HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 65 - 6  
  25/11/1978 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 15  
  16/04/1979 Harlequins HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 15  
  27/04/1979 Aberavon Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  08/08/1979 Northern Transvaal U25 HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 10  
  14/08/1979 Western Province HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 42  
  18/08/1979 Northern OFS HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 19  
  25/08/1979 Natal HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 17  
  05/09/1979 Glamorgan Wanderers HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 9  
  08/09/1979 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 3  
  12/09/1979 Bristol Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 17 - 17  
  19/09/1979 Canada HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 8  
  22/09/1979 Aberavon HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 12  
  29/09/1979 Moseley HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 10  
  03/10/1979 Bridgend Ravens HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 17  
  10/10/1979 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 10  
  17/10/1979 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 12  
  24/10/1979 Pontypool HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 28  
  03/11/1979 Munster HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 13  
  17/11/1979 Waunarlwydd HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 3  
  24/11/1979 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 18  
  15/12/1979 Wrexham HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 6  
  26/12/1979 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  29/12/1979 Coventry Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 13  
  05/01/1980 Moseley HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 6  
  12/01/1980 Pontypridd HK 1 0 0 0 4 L 6 - 13  
  16/02/1980 London Welsh HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 19  
  29/02/1980 Heriot's FP HK 1 0 0 0 4 W 38 - 9  
  08/03/1980 Pontypool HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 10  
  18/03/1980 Bridgend Ravens HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 4  
  05/04/1980 Barbarians HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 32  
  07/04/1980 Harlequins HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 18  
  12/04/1980 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  19/04/1980 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 25  
  25/04/1980 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 45 - 12  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1980 Glamorgan Wanderers HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 15  
  06/09/1980 Rugby Nice Côte d'Azur Université-Racing HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 68 - 25  
  17/09/1980 Penarth HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 0  
  19/09/1980 Coventry HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 9  
  27/09/1980 Aberavon HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 18  
  04/10/1980 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 19  
  08/10/1980 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  11/10/1980 Northampton Saints HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 7  
  18/10/1980 New Zealand HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 16  
  28/11/1980 Moseley HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 11  
  27/12/1980 Newbridge HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 7  
  03/01/1981 Moseley HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 13  
  16/01/1981 London Welsh HK 1 0 0 0 4 W 17 - 4  
  06/02/1981 Heriot's FP HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 8  
  20/02/1981 Bective Rangers HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 7  
  28/02/1981 Cross Keys HK 1 0 0 0 4 W 22 - 10  
  28/03/1981 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 13 - 13  
  15/04/1981 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 20  
  03/06/1981 Matabeleland HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 20  
  10/06/1981 Midlands HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 49 - 9  
  13/06/1981 Zimbabwe HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 23  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Cardiff - Crumlin - Newport -
Education: - Cwmcarn School -
Region: - Monmouthshire -
Invitational: - Barbarians - Crawshays -
Honours: - Wales - Wales B -

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