Watson Extends Lead As Top European Scorer

Monday 21 December 2015

Marcus Watson collected a further two tries to extend his lead as the top scorer to date in the European Rugby Challenge Cup.

Going into yesterday’s game as the leading try scorer in this season’s European Rugby Challenge Cup competition, Falcons Winger Marcus Watson extended his lead even further with a brace of scores against Connacht.

Speaking after a 29-5 victory that saw the Falcons keep their hopes of qualifying for the knock-out stages of the competition as pool winners, Watson said:

“It was good to get a win and hopefully build some momentum going back into the Premiership next weekend.

“Our second half performance was a good one and we’ll look to build on it heading into the next round of this competition too.”

Watson, who touched down four times in the Falcons’ first home game of the competition against former Russian champions Enisei-STM, has now scored a total of six tries in the first four rounds of the competition.

The first of five Falcons tries in total was a particularly special effort from Watson, the Winger making his way down the field and pushing through the opposition’s defence to touch down in front of the North Stand.

“I was quite lucky to score,” explained the former London Irish Academy player, “I probably should’ve passed it to be honest and if I hadn’t I think I would’ve got quite a bit of stick so I was just pleased to get over the line!”

Having signed from Newcastle Falcons earlier in the year after three years with England Sevens, Watson believes he still has much to learn in the 15s form of the game.

“I’ve enjoyed it since I arrived here but I think I’ve learned a bit more since then, and still have plenty to learn.

“For me at the start it was about getting comfortable in my role and I definitely feel that at the moment so I’m enjoying it.”

To watch the full Falcons TV interview with Watson, recorded after yesterday’s match, click here.

The Falcons continue their European campaign away to Enisei-STM on the weekend of 14th January, with the match date and kick off time to be confirmed later this week.

The next home game at Kingston Park Stadium will see the Falcons face Bath in the Aviva Premiership on Saturday 2nd January. Tickets for that game are available now online, in person from the Kingston Park Stadium Box Office or by calling the Falcons’ 24 hour Ticket Hotline on 0871 226 6060.

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