David Watkins (rugby)
David Watkins MBE (born 5 March 1942 in Blaina, Wales) is a Welsh former dual-code rugby international, having played both rugby union and rugby league football for both codes' national teams between 1967 and 1983. He is the only player to have captained both the British and Irish Lions rugby union side and the Great Britain rugby league teams.
Read more about David Watkins (rugby): Rugby Union Club Career, Rugby Union International Career, Rugby League Career, Testimonial Match, Career Records, Captain and Coach of Great Britain Rugby League, Honours, Administration
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