Anthony Watson shot to fame at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Tokyo, when he scored the vital final try against Australia to secure England’s position in the quarter-finals. As an after-dinner speaker and sports expert, he openly discusses his experience of elite sport, in particular, as a rugby wing and full-back. Charismatic and knowledgeable, his years of experience makes Anthony an expert in teamwork and leadership. At the 2019 Rugby World Cup, his expert skill made Anthony a key player in England’s semi-final success against the notorious All Blacks, which led them to play South Africa in the final, on the 2nd of November, 2019.
In his early career, Anthony played for London Irish, debuting against Newcastle Falcons. In the match, he was the youngest person to ever play for the club. In 2012, he scored his first try against Stade Montois, leading the club to victory. In the following year, 2013, he moved to Bath Rugby Club, playing with the club until 2017. As a speaker, he reflects upon his initial experience of rugby, how he handled the pressure of competitive sport and the camaraderie of British rugby clubs. Transitioning to his international career at the age of 17, Anthony played for England’s Under-20 team at the 2011 6 Nations Championship. He took the tournament by storm, and finished second in the top try scorers – a testament to his natural playing skills. Paired with Marland Yarde, the duo were a formidable force.
In 2015, Anthony was chosen for the 31-man squad England Rugby World Cup team, where he started in all four of his team’s games. Over the course of the competition, he scored three tries. Four years later, he was chosen for the 2019 World Cup team, as a Wing. With 41 caps, Anthony’s experience and passion for rugby shone through on the pitch. As an after-dinner speaker, he is the perfect host for a Q&A session, as he can confidently answer questions on his playing experience, his playing style and the backstage secrets of the sport. He is a hit amongst audiences of all ages, as he confidently and effortlessly shares his story.
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When at corporate events, Anthony is known to cover the following topics:
- Drive & Determination
- Peak Performance
- International Rugby
- 2019 Rugby World Cup
- The Rugby Union