Matthew Watkins

Matthew Watkins

Position: Centre

Date Of Birth 02/09/1978 (35)
Place Of Birth Newport
Height 183cm / 6'
Weight 95kg / 14st 13lbs

Attended Oakdale Comp. Joined Newport July 1997 having played for Newbridge and Pontlanfraith. Wales U18, U19, Youth (capt), Wales 7’s, Wales A, Welsh Squad. Joined Llanelli 2002/3 and capped in 1st season. 2003-2006 : 18 caps / 0t. Debut at Ebbw Vale (ECP) 18. Oct 19.97. D H Bowkett Award 1997/8. Played 5 seasons for Newport RFC. Later played for Scarlets and Gloucester.

Joined Newport Gwent Dragons 2009/10.

First game back for Newport RFC vs Pontypridd. Sept 2009 (rep)

Newport RFC record : 1997/8-2001/2 + 2009/0-2010/1 : 131 apps / 35t. 

Nickname : Jay.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1997/1998 23 9 0 14 5 0 0 0 25  
  1998/1999 35 11 0 24 15 0 0 0 75  
  1999/2000 15 11 0 4 3 0 0 0 15  
  2000/2001 20 14 0 6 3 0 0 0 15  
  2001/2002 28 16 1 11 9 0 0 0 45  
  2009/2010 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  2010/2011 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 131 70 1 60 35 0 0 0 175  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  18/10/1997 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 24  
  25/10/1997 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 26  
  28/10/1997 Oakdale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 20  
  15/11/1997 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 27  
  19/11/1997 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 38  
  06/12/1997 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 26  
  13/12/1997 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 24 - 32  
  20/12/1997 Pwllheli CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 58 - 16  
  27/12/1997 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 22 - 23  
  14/01/1998 Canada Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 26  
  17/01/1998 Rosario CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 12  
  31/01/1998 Swansea Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 37  
  06/02/1998 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 10  
  14/02/1998 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 41  
  28/02/1998 University of Wales Institute Cardiff Rep 1 0 0 0 5 W 69 - 15  
  14/03/1998 Bridgend Ravens Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 24  
  31/03/1998 Royal Navy CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 55 - 23  
  04/04/1998 London Welsh CE 1 0 0 0 5 L 17 - 67  
  11/04/1998 Pontypridd CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 29 - 27  
  25/04/1998 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 44  
  09/05/1998 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 66  
  13/05/1998 Cardiff CE 1 0 0 0 5 L 24 - 61  
  16/05/1998 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 17 - 41  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  19/08/1998 Pill Harriers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 58 - 10  
  22/08/1998 Blackheath Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 55 - 15  
  29/08/1998 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 36  
  05/09/1998 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 47 - 5  
  09/09/1998 Caerphilly CE 1 0 0 0 5 L 20 - 28  
  12/09/1998 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 17 - 57  
  20/09/1998 Racing Club de France CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 21 - 37  
  26/09/1998 Connacht CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 31  
  03/10/1998 Scarlets CE 1 0 0 0 5 L 26 - 68  
  11/10/1998 CAP Rugby Périgueux CE 1 0 0 0 5 L 16 - 31  
  17/10/1998 Rugby Rovigo CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 27 - 18  
  31/10/1998 Racing Club Narbonne Mediterranee CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 17 - 31  
  07/11/1998 Caerphilly CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 30 - 35  
  28/11/1998 Bridgend Ravens CE 1 0 0 0 5 L 24 - 30  
  05/12/1998 Aberavon CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 36 - 16  
  12/12/1998 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 30  
  19/12/1998 Llanharan CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 19  
  02/01/1999 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 29  
  10/01/1999 Gauteng Falcons CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 21 - 19  
  15/01/1999 Romania CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 46 - 20  
  20/01/1999 Transvaal CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 24 - 39  
  25/01/1999 Glasgow Warriors CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 18  
  30/01/1999 Swansea CE 1 0 0 0 5 L 38 - 60  
  27/02/1999 Dunvant CE 1 0 0 0 5 L 12 - 32  
  13/03/1999 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 16 - 31  
  23/03/1999 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 30  
  27/03/1999 Caerphilly CE 1 0 0 0 5 L 25 - 40  
  31/03/1999 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 16  
  03/04/1999 Bridgend Ravens CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 33 - 0  
  24/04/1999 Aberavon CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 57 - 19  
  28/04/1999 Caerphilly CE 1 0 0 0 5 L 16 - 35  
  01/05/1999 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 18 - 28  
  05/05/1999 Aberavon CE 1 0 0 0 5 L 38 - 40  
  08/05/1999 Caerphilly CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 22 - 36  
  12/05/1999 Bridgend Ravens CE 1 0 0 0 5 L 29 - 55  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/09/1999 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 13  
  11/09/1999 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 20 - 26  
  18/09/1999 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 28 - 33  
  24/09/1999 Edinburgh Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 51 - 23  
  16/10/1999 Bridgend Ravens CE 2 0 0 0 10 W 39 - 7  
  22/10/1999 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 20  
  30/10/1999 Caerphilly CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 46 - 13  
  08/01/2000 Castres Olympique Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 21  
  15/01/2000 Bedford Blues CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 45 - 19  
  22/01/2000 Treorchy CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 44 - 16  
  29/04/2000 Caerphilly Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 44 - 14  
  06/05/2000 Glasgow Warriors Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 64 - 29  
  13/05/2000 Dunvant WI 1 0 0 0 5 W 76 - 17  
  27/05/2000 College Rovers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 13  
  03/06/2000 The Sharks WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 52  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  09/09/2000 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 56 - 24  
  23/09/2000 Pontypridd WI 1 0 0 0 5 W 44 - 22  
  13/10/2000 Bath Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 28 - 17  
  21/10/2000 Castres Olympique CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 20  
  28/10/2000 Castres Olympique Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 21 - 43  
  02/12/2000 Cross Keys WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 53 - 5  
  05/12/2000 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 9  
  09/12/2000 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 26 - 36  
  05/01/2001 Edinburgh Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 17  
  24/02/2001 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 56 - 18  
  03/03/2001 Caerphilly Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 53 - 8  
  10/03/2001 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 9  
  24/03/2001 Dunvant CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 62 - 14  
  31/03/2001 Glasgow Warriors WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 27  
  14/04/2001 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 12  
  21/04/2001 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 19  
  28/04/2001 Caerphilly CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 22  
  01/05/2001 Glasgow Warriors CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 20 - 28  
  05/05/2001 Cross Keys CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 66 - 5  
  13/05/2001 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 8  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  25/08/2001 Caerphilly CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 50 - 22  
  29/08/2001 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 20  
  01/09/2001 Edinburgh Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 11  
  07/09/2001 Munster WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 21 - 29  
  11/09/2001 Connacht WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 16  
  15/09/2001 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 11  
  29/09/2001 Newcastle Falcons WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 21  
  06/10/2001 Stade Toulousain WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 20  
  19/10/2001 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 19  
  26/10/2001 Leinster WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 21  
  30/11/2001 Leinster Rep 1 0 0 0 5 L 22 - 34  
  07/12/2001 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 17  
  15/12/2001 Caerphilly CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 46 - 20  
  26/12/2001 Ebbw Vale WI 1 0 0 0 5 W 35 - 25  
  28/12/2001 Pontypridd Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 6  
  05/01/2002 Stade Toulousain CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 23 - 36  
  11/01/2002 Newcastle Falcons WI 3 0 0 0 15 W 53 - 17  
  18/01/2002 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 9  
  08/02/2002 Edinburgh Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 5 D 19 - 19  
  23/02/2002 Bonymaen CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 3  
  09/03/2002 Glasgow Warriors CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 55 - 5  
  15/03/2002 Ebbw Vale CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 32 - 22  
  29/03/2002 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 20  
  17/04/2002 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 20 - 36  
  20/04/2002 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 52  
  26/04/2002 Cardiff Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 17  
  08/05/2002 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 23  
  11/05/2002 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 29  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  22/09/2009 Pontypridd Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  26/09/2009 Bedwas CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 46 - 15  
  05/12/2009 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 21  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/01/2011 Glamorgan Wanderers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 20  
  08/01/2011 Bedwas Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 25  
  14/01/2011 Currie CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 23  
  21/01/2011 Cornish Pirates CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 32  
  16/04/2011 Llandovery CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 18  
  23/04/2011 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 41  
  07/05/2011 Tonmawr CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 5  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 18 7 1 10 0 0 0 0 0  

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