One of, if not the most exciting young player in English rugby right now. Anthony Watson is one of the first names on the England team sheet under new head Coach Eddie Jones and it is likely to be the same story ahead of the Lions tour to New Zealand next year too.
Since the turn of 2015, Watson is the world’s highest try scorer in international test rugby with 11 tries in 20 appearances for England and is still just 22.
He joined his club side Bath at the beginning of the 2013/14 season from London Irish and teamed up with his former mentors Neal Hatley and Toby Booth. He made an immediate impact at Bath, so much so he was called up by Stuart Lancaster for his 2014 Six Nations squad, with many calls for him to play in the opener vs. France in Paris. He has gone from strength to strength for club and country, starring at the 2015 RWC despite England’s disappointing elimination.
He announced himself on the international stage with a brilliant try vs. Wales in the 2015 Six Nations opener in Cardiff. Blessed with an incredible turn of pace and sidestep, he is thriving in a hugely exciting backline at Bath and with England. Also helped England U20’s win their first ever Junior World Cup, defeating Wales in France in 2014.