Billy Watkins

Billy Watkins

Position: Scrumhalf

Born 22/03/1933
Died 19/05/2013
Place Of Birth Newbridge

Billy attended Newbridge GS. Played for Newbridge when only 15. Played for Pontypool, St Lukes (capt) and Devon before joining Newport in 1957/8 (played 1 game / debut vs UAU Dec 1957) after losing his place at Pontypool to Colin Evans ex Newport. He then displaced Brian Scrivens (who had displaced Evans at Newport) and went on to win Welsh cap before losing his place to Scrivens. Played 85 times (1957-62) for Newport scoring 7t and 4dg. He dropped goals in successive matches against Cardiff and Bristol. Capped against France in Paris in 1959 partnering Malcolm Thomas also of Newport RFC (picked as partnership by WRU). Played for Barbarians vs SA in 1961 – only defeat. Also in team were Brian Jones and Brian Price. 

One of longest passes – could reverse pass ca 30yds !

Newpor RFC record : 1957/8-1961/2 : 85 apps / 7t / 4dg.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1957/1958 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  1958/1959 28 20 5 3 2 0 0 2 12  
  1959/1960 28 16 5 7 3 0 0 1 12  
  1960/1961 24 13 4 7 2 0 0 1 9  
  1961/1962 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 85 51 15 19 7 0 0 4 33  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  28/12/1957 UAU SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  18/10/1958 Gloucester Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 3  
  25/10/1958 Wasps SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 14  
  01/11/1958 Abertillery SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 3  
  08/11/1958 Cardiff SH 0 0 0 1 3 W 9 - 8  
  12/11/1958 Cambridge University SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 15  
  15/11/1958 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 0  
  22/11/1958 London Welsh SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  26/11/1958 Penarth SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  29/11/1958 Leicester Tigers SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 0  
  06/12/1958 Bristol Bears SH 0 0 0 1 3 W 9 - 6  
  13/12/1958 Penarth SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  20/12/1958 Harlequins SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  26/12/1958 Watsonians SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 9  
  27/12/1958 Cross Keys SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 5  
  01/01/1959 Watsonians SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 3  
  03/01/1959 Newbridge SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  10/01/1959 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 12  
  24/01/1959 Richmond SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  31/01/1959 UAU SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  05/02/1959 Oxford University SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 8  
  14/02/1959 Leicester Tigers SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  21/02/1959 Cardiff SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 5  
  28/02/1959 Blackheath SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 0  
  07/03/1959 Cardiff SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  14/03/1959 Wasps SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  21/03/1959 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  07/04/1959 Exeter Chiefs SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  15/04/1959 Ebbw Vale SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  14/11/1959 Cardiff SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 8  
  05/12/1959 Bristol Bears SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 5  
  12/12/1959 Aberavon SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 12  
  19/12/1959 Harlequins SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  26/12/1959 Watsonians SH 1 0 0 0 3 D 16 - 16  
  28/12/1959 Cross Keys SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  02/01/1960 Bridgend Ravens SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  09/01/1960 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  16/01/1960 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  23/01/1960 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  27/01/1960 Royal Navy SH 0 0 0 1 3 D 8 - 8  
  30/01/1960 Aberavon SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  04/02/1960 Oxford University SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 22  
  10/02/1960 Ebbw Vale SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 5  
  13/02/1960 Leicester Tigers SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 9  
  20/02/1960 Cardiff SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  27/02/1960 Blackheath SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 11  
  05/03/1960 Cardiff SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  12/03/1960 Wasps SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 14  
  19/03/1960 Abertillery SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  26/03/1960 Gloucester Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 10  
  02/04/1960 Neath SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  09/04/1960 Leicester Tigers SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 17  
  16/04/1960 Newbridge SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 9  
  18/04/1960 London Welsh SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 0  
  19/04/1960 Barbarians SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 11  
  23/04/1960 Plymouth Albion SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 31 - 3  
  26/04/1960 Exeter Chiefs SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  22/10/1960 Wasps SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  28/10/1960 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  05/11/1960 Abertillery SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  12/11/1960 Cardiff SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  19/11/1960 Leicester Tigers SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 8  
  26/11/1960 London Welsh SH 0 0 0 1 3 W 23 - 5  
  03/12/1960 Bristol Bears SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 5  
  10/12/1960 Newbridge SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  14/12/1960 Cardiff SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  17/12/1960 Harlequins SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  24/12/1960 Ebbw Vale SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  31/12/1960 Aberavon SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  06/01/1961 Cross Keys SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  11/01/1961 South Africa SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  14/01/1961 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  02/02/1961 Oxford University SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 5  
  11/02/1961 Leicester Tigers CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 20  
  18/02/1961 Cardiff SH 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 17  
  22/02/1961 Penarth SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  04/03/1961 Cardiff SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 16  
  11/03/1961 Wasps SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 8  
  15/03/1961 Abertillery SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  18/03/1961 Aberavon SH 1 0 0 0 3 D 9 - 9  
  03/04/1961 London Welsh SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1961 Penarth SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 6  
  04/09/1961 Newbridge SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  09/09/1961 Bristol Bears SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  16/09/1961 Neath SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Newbridge - Newport - Pontypool -
Education: - St Luke's College, Exeter - Newbridge Grammar School -
Region: - Devon -
Invitational: - Barbarians -
Honours: - Wales -

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