David Watkins receives special award

By Kevin Jarvis | 05/12/2017

Everyone at Newport RFC was delighted to learn that the BBC have reward David Watkins with a Special Recognition Award at their 207 annual awards ceremony.

Dai needs no introduction to anyone at Rodney Parade as he is undoubtedly one of our greatest sons and up their with the best players in world rugby ever. A fantastic outside half with unprecedented skills and lightning quick feet there was nothing in world rugby that he didn't or couldn't do. Captain of his club, country and the British Lions he later went on to perform at the same high standards and with the same success in Rugby League.

In later years Dai returned to Newport as Chairman and later President of our club and this award is no more than is due to one of the games greatest ever players.

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