Stuart Watkins

Stuart Watkins

Position: Wing

Date Of Birth 05/06/1941 (76)
Place Of Birth Newport
Height 188cm / 6' 2"
Weight 81kg / 12st 10lbs

Stuart Watkins played club rugby for Cross Keys, Newport and Cardiff RFC. He played 137 games for Cross Keys in 1959-1963 scoring 71 tries. In 1963 he joined Newport RFC playing 162 games and 115 tries for the club. He came to Cardiff in 1969 played 34 games and scored 17 tries.

He gained 26 Welsh Caps playing for Wales, 7 games representing the Barbarians and 14 games for the 1999 British Lions touring Australia and New Zealand.Watkins made his first team debut for Cardiff at Newbridge in October 1969 and continued with Cardiff until March 1972 by that time he had also played 23 games for the Rags.

His first Welsh cap was in Febuary 1964 against Scotland. At 6ft 2in he was one of the tallest wings of his generation.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1969/1970 14 8 3 3 10 0 0 0 30  
  1970/1971 14 9 2 3 5 0 0 0 15  
  1971/1972 5 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 8  
  Total 33 21 5 7 17 0 0 0 53  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  18/10/1969 Newbridge WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 14  
  25/10/1969 Cambridge University WI 3 0 0 0 9 W 25 - 8  
  01/11/1969 Oxford University WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 9 - 13  
  08/11/1969 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  15/11/1969 Wasps WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 25 - 13  
  22/11/1969 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  06/12/1969 Swansea WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 5  
  13/12/1969 South Africa WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 17  
  10/01/1970 Coventry WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 24 - 11  
  17/01/1970 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  31/01/1970 Aberavon WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 9 - 14  
  21/02/1970 Newport WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 3  
  07/03/1970 Newport WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 3  
  21/03/1970 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/09/1970 South Wales Police WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 10  
  26/09/1970 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 11  
  04/11/1970 Penygraig WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  07/11/1970 Oxford University WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  11/11/1970 Province D' Auvergne WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 41  
  14/11/1970 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  21/11/1970 Wasps WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 37 - 10  
  28/11/1970 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 9  
  05/12/1970 Swansea WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 5 - 13  
  06/03/1971 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 8  
  12/03/1971 Bective Rangers WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 22 - 0  
  17/03/1971 Pontypridd WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  20/03/1971 Swansea WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 20 - 11  
  31/03/1971 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  20/11/1971 Wasps WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 33 - 6  
  11/12/1971 Harlequins CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 19 - 12  
  04/03/1972 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 6  
  11/03/1972 Cardiff College of Education CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 6  
  15/03/1972 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 26 14 3 9 9 0 0 0 27  
  British and Irish Lions 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Cardiff - Cross Keys - Newport -
Education: - Caerleon Secondary Modern School -
Invitational: - Barbarians - Crawshays -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - Wales -

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