"I'm excited at the prospect of pushing forward with this team and at having the chance to continue challenging myself. 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." Marcus Watson
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.
Was in the GB Sevens team which won silver in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
“Everybody knows the quality Marcus has, he fits in perfectly to the style of rugby we want to play. His ability to beat a defender and finish tries off is unquestioned, but Marcus has also worked really hard on other aspects of his game to become a more all-round player. He is already a regular in the side and the exciting thing is there is still more to come.”
Marcus is proudly supported by Coombe Abbey