Plying his trade at both full-back and wing, Anthony Watson is a well-respected member of the England squad.
Here are 10 Anthony Watson facts that you may not be familiar with…
Anthony Watson facts:
1. Notable relatives
His uncle, Mark Watson, was one of the Concorde pilots. His two brothers, Marcus (Wasps) & Callum (Loughborough Students) are also rugby players
2. Childhood idol
“Jonny Wilkinson because of his tireless work ethic and his unblemished career.”
3. Full name
His full name is actually Anthony Kenneth China Watson.
4. Youngest-ever Exile
His Professional debut was for London Irish in 2011 against Newcastle earning him the title of youngest player to ever represent the club and he remained with them until 2013.
American events planner, Alyse Miller, who is from Philadelphia, has been the better half of England star Anthony Watson for a number of years now, and recently got engaged.
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No words can describe our excitement & gratitude…our sweet rainbow baby is on his way 🌈👶🏽 ~ Our journey has not been easy but I know every step has gotten us here and for that I am truly thankful! God has blessed us with another little soul and he already has my whole heart 🤍 ~ My sweet boy, feeling your little (& big!) kicks & knowing you are growing inside of me has been the greatest gift. I pray God always protects you and that your brother & grandfather watch over you as your personal angels in heaven. You are so loved my son…Always & Forever 🕊 ~ #7months #thirdtrimester #Rainbowbaby #PregnancyafterPprom #PPromawareness
6. Watson Jnr.
The two will also be welcoming their first child in early 2021.
7. Best mate
He’s best mates with fellow Bath and England man, Jonathan Joseph.
He currently drives a Maserati Ghibli. It is a far cry from the “squeaky” Toyota Avensis his dad drove.
The versatile back currently earns £325k per season, but is out of contract at the Rec in 2021.
The fullback has previously talked about a desire to play American Football. His hair already bears a similar shape to that of New York Giants – the team Watson supports – wide receiver Odell Beckham Junior.
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The talented wives and girlfriends of the England squad
The equally talented women behind the England internationals.
1. Michelle Cussell
Elliot Daly met his partner at the £18,618-a-year Whitgift School for boys in Croydon, south London, where the Saracens star was a pupil and she worked as a sports events organiser.