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RIP Matthew J Watkins

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Gutted. Good player and more importAntly a good person rip
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So many great memories of Matthew in a Scarlets jersey. Sad news.

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Quality player but even more of a quality human being. The work he has done for cancer organisations and raising money has been amazing
Fought the battle with always a smile on his face. 
Thoughts go to his family and friends 
R. I. P Matthew
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A shining light so many times.Terrible news.
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You will not be forgotten, gone too soon. Lightning quick over the first 20 your interception tries will not be forgotten on the Stradey faithful. A minutes silence should be held at twickers today. RIP.
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sad news. 

gave us all such fond memories with his skill, creativity and speed. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote N14 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 March 2020 at 12:14pm
Originally posted by Legendinmybathroom Legendinmybathroom wrote:

Wouldn’t it be a nice touch if the Scarlets and the Dragons got together and did some fundraising in Matthews memory.  Perhaps they could play each other for the Matthew J Watkins cup (during the regular pro14 season) with both donating a percentage of the match day takings towards a cancer charity (maybe Velindre), or even a Matthew J Watkins MOTM award during the matches between the two teams’
Failing that, even just a bucket collection in his memory.

Excellent idea. Wonder if this can be suggested to the club?

RIP Matthew.
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Very sad news indeed. Popular player at Stradey who had a great change of pace. Condolences to his family and friends.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aber-fan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 March 2020 at 12:26pm
Very sad news - I knew he was ill, but these comments have informed me of his fundraising work, as well as his personal qualities. Thanks for the information.

Of course, we all could see that he had exceptional physical qualities in terms of speed and elusiveness... memory is a funny thing, but I believe that on one occasion, he ran the ball back and pretty much through the whole opposition pack after (probably) a line-out, and either scored or set up a try...an amazing Houdini moment.
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Condolences to his family and friends. Great player and was always a brilliant partner with whom ever was in the centre with him. That takes some doing, shows how classy, clever and skilful he was. RIP Matty J. 
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Such a great player and person. RIP MJW- hopefully he will be properly remembered at today's game. 
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This is such sad news. One of my favourite players from one of the best of our eras. Not really sure what else to say.
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Very sad news condolences to all his family 
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Cysga'n dawel MJ
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rip Mathew J. A Scarlet and gentleman through and through
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A sad loss to us all. Cysga'n dawel.
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