Matthew Watkins


Matthew Watkins
Matthew Watkins
Full name Matthew Jason Watkins
Date of birth 2 September 1978 (1978-09-02) (age 33)
Place of birth Newport, Wales
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 92 kg (14 st 7 lb)
School Oakdale Comprehensive School
Rugby union career
Current status
Position(s) Centre, wing
current team Unattached
Playing career
Position Centre, wing
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Newbridge
Pontllanfraith
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1997–2002
2002–2003
2003–2008
2008–2009
2009–2011
Newport
Llanelli
Llanelli Scarlets
Gloucester
Newport GD
121

124
22
20
(170)

(169)
(10)
(5)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003–2006 Wales 18 (0)

Matthew Jason Watkins (born 2 September 1978 in Newport, Wales) is a former Wales international rugby union footballer who plays at centre. He is commonly known by the name Matthew J. Watkins, to avoid confusion with another Welsh rugby union player of the same name.

Watkins signed for Gloucester at the end of the 2007–08 season, mid-way through a three-year contract with the Llanelli Scarlets.[1]

On 3 August 2009, it was confirmed that Watkins would return to Wales and to the club where his professional rugby career began, Rodney Parade with Newport Gwent Dragons on a two-year contract.[2] He was released at the end of the 2010-11 season.

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