|Weight||81kg (12st 10lb)|
|IRB World Series||19 events|
A mature start has developed into an outstanding England Sevens career for Marcus Watson. He originally stepped into the playmaker role vacated by Ben Gollings at the beginning of the 2011-12 season.
At the age of 20 he ran the show on the Gold Coast, lifted the Dubai title the following week and went on to play in Port Elizabeth, Wellington and Las Vegas before a hip injury interrupted his progress. He had appeared in 19 HSBC Sevens World Series events and scored 187 points, including 27 tries last season before playing in the RWC Sevens in Moscow. His total includes four tries in the 2013 Dubai event.
Marcus, who lives in Walton-on-Thames, took up the game at the Effingham and Leatherhead club and passed through the international ranks while at St George's College in Weybridge.
He played on the wing for London Irish Academy and for England at U16, U18 and U20 levels, going to the Junior World Championship in 2010.
Marcus made two Aviva Premiership appearances for Irish before moving to Saracens in 2011 and then signed for England as a full-time Sevens player in the summer of 2012.
His brother is the London Irish and England U20 full back Anthony Watson.
Last updated: December 10, 2013