Watkins, 27, arrives at the Arrows from Rugby ATL’s Pathway 404 Academy, where he has been training since March.
The scrum-half has featured for several representative and touring sides over the past two years, including the Hartford Harpooners, USA South Panthers, British Columbia All Stars, Vancouver Island Crimson Tide, and the Vancouver Wave.
As a former elite-level wrestler, Watkins represented Canada at the World Championships and was a winner of a Pan-American Championship prior to becoming a NCAA athlete competing out of Simon Fraser University. Following a successful college career, Watkins retired from competitive wrestling in 2017 and returned his focus to rugby.
The 5’10” halfback is a graduate of the British Columbia Bears senior men’s provincial program, and played his grassroots rugby with Burnaby Lake alongside Arrows teammates Joe Tomlinson and Siaki Vikilani in the British Columbia Premiership.
|Hometown||Burnaby, British Columbia|
|Grassroots Club||Burnaby Lake|