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Marcus Watson

Marcus Watson

Key Facts

SquadEngland Sevens
PositionFly half
Age22
Height1.77m (5'10")
Weight81kg (12st 10lb)
IRB World Series23 events

Profile

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 has appeared in 23 HSBC Sevens World Series events and last season scored 214 points, including 27 tries, before playing in the RWC Sevens in Moscow. His overall total of 44 tries includes four in the 2013 Dubai event, three in Las Vegas in January this year and two against Samoa in the Cup quarter-final in Wellington the following month.

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 Anthony Watson, the Bath full back and wing, who is a member of the 2014 England RBS 6 Nations Championship squad.

Last updated: April 8, 2014

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