Marcus Watson pens new deal with Wasps

Marcus Watson (left) joined Wasps in 2017
Marcus Watson (left) joined Wasps in 2017
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Wasps have announced that Marcus Watson has extended his stay with the Premiership club after signing a new contract.

Watson started his association with Wasps in 2017 and has made 45 senior appearances in which he has scored 18 tries. Prior to his involvement with Wasps, the 28-year-old had already represented London Irish, Saracens and Newcastle Falcons and has played 60 Premiership games overall in which he scored 20 tries.

"I'm excited at the prospect of pushing forward with this team and at having the chance to continue challenging myself," said Watson to the official website of the club.

"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."

Watson also represented Great Britain 7s side in the 2016 Rio Olympics and went on to clinch a silver medal.

Wasps head coach Lee Blackett lavished praise on Watson and his contribution to the club.

“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.”

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