Wasps winger Marcus Watson has committed to his future to the club despite having a number of other offers.
“I’m excited at the prospect of pushing forward with this team and at having the chance to continue challenging myself,” Watson told Wasps.co.uk
“Not only do we have a great group of people at Wasps, the fans are superb, and I’m delighted to be staying. I can’t wait to be back on the pitch with the boys.”
A product of the prolific London Irish academy, Marcus began his career with the Exiles and represented England in the 2010 Junior World Cup.
He moved to Saracens in 2011 and played in the squad which won the Premiership Rugby 7s. He then spent three years as an England sevens player, before returning to the 15-a-side game when he joined Newcastle Falcons.
Spent two years with the Falcons, and scored an outstanding try against Wasps in a thrilling encounter at Kingston Park, which the visitors won 34-30. Joined Wasps ahead of the 2017/18 season and enjoyed immediate success in Black and Gold as the club lifted the 2017 Premiership Rugby Sevens trophy.
Equally at home as fullback or on the wing, he has made forty-five senior appearances. His total of eighteen tries includes a spectacular solo effort and Try of the Season contender at Welford Road in March 2019, and a quickfire brace in a magnificent away win against Bath (and younger brother Antony), at the end of 2017. Also scored a hat-trick in this season’s Premiership Rugby Cup win over Worcester.
He was also part of the GB Sevens team which won silver in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Introducing the 6 rugby brothers you didn’t know about… including the other Wilkinson
Did you know that Martin Johnson and Jonny Wilkinson both had brothers who played professional rugby?
While all of the focus, fame and attention can fall on certain members of the family, it is easy to forget that there can be other siblings plugging away in the game.
But who are some of these men? And where do or did they play?
Mark Wilkinson, brother of Jonny
He spent his three-year professional career between 2002 and 2005 at Newcastle Falcons, alongside his brother, Jonny, predominantly playing as a Centre.
Tom Cowan-Dickie, brother of Tom
A product of the Penzance & Newlyn RFC’s youth section, Tom initially developed his rugby through the club and at Mounts Bay School, as did his younger brother Luke. The 28-year-old, who also plays hooker, first joined the Cornish Pirates in 2010, and signed a new two-year deal in May 2020.