Cliff Watson

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Clifford Hubert Watson
Born
Friday, 26th April, 1940
Died
Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018 (Aged 78 years and 5 days)

Biography

St Helens prop struck fear into the hearts of opponents with his rugged displays for Great Britain on the 1966 and 1970 Lions tours. Watson, who also played against the touring Kangaroos in 1963 and 1967 and again in the 1970 World Cup, joined Great Britain team-mate Tommy Bishop at Cronulla in 1971. Watson’s leadership of a talented but inexperienced pack of Shark forwards was a telling factor in the club's success in 1973. He was absolutely fearless in the grand final that year - taking on the Manly forwards almost single-handedly but ultimately, Cronulla lost the fight and the match. At the start of the 1974 season Watson and Bishop could not come to terms with the financially embattled club and Watson saw out his career with Souths Wollongong.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1963, 1966-71 30 5 -   - 15 17 13 0 56.67% List
England 1968-70 4 2 -   - 6 2 1 1 50.00% List
Overall 1963-1971 34 7 0   0 21 19 14 1 55.88% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1963-1970 7 1 -   - 3 4 3 0 57.14% List
Overall 1968-1970 7 1 0   0 3 4 3 0 57.14% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Cronulla NSWRFL 1971 ? - -   - -  
Cronulla NSWRFL 1972 ? 4 -   - 12  
Cronulla NSWRFL 1973 ? 5 -   - 15  
Overall 1971-1973 ? 9 0   0 27 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Cronulla 1971-73 ? 9 -   - 27 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1971-1973 ? 9 0   0 27 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Cronulla 1971-73 ? 9 -   - 27 ? ? ? ?  
Cronulla 1973 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Overall 1971-1973 ? 9 0   0 27 ? ? ? ?  

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