SPIKEY - 2 HARD TO HANDLE
The autobiography of mike watkins
'No one trained harder, no one played harder...heart of
a lion, small in stature
with a giant's presence'
Watkins is the most Rock & Roll Welsh Sportsman ever. The
establishment hated him but the people loved him. This
is the best sports autobiography I've ever read.
Buy or steal a copy now'
Jonny Owen, Actor
One of the most colourful and
controversial characters in Welsh rugby, Mike 'Spikey'
Watkins remains the only player to captain Wales on his debut,
Discarded by Cardiff RFC and banned by
the WRU after the infamous 'Hookers Night Out' incident in
November 1978, 'Spikey', who had regularly played for the Wales B
team and was understudy to Bobby Windsor, thought his chance of
a prized Welsh cap has disappeared.
In this brutally frank and hard-hitting
autobiography, 'Spikey' Watkins, the loveable rogue of Welsh
rugby, lifts the lid on his roller-coaster
playing career and explains how he fought back against
the 'blazer-brigade' he despised, returned as captain of a
hugely successful Newport
team and finally got the call from the WRU, due to public
pressure from the supporters who adored him, to captain his
country to victory against Ireland in 1985.
happened on that Hookers Night Out in 1978?
will Clive Rowlands never again ask Spikey for a G&T?
is Spikey's photo not featured in Newport Rugby Club's 'Captains of
Wales' hall of fame?
Read Spikey - 2 Hard to Handle to
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Hookers Night Out
2. 50 Shades of Spikey!
3. Blood, Sweat and Stud Marks
Come in Cardiff...we have Parity,
5. One Stray Boot and a Bottle of Beer
6. Charlie Faulkner RFC
The Cat with the Ten and Half Inch Tail
The Irish Generation Game
A Bunch of Amateurs
Dirty Tricks and Cocktail Sticks
11. High Tailing it through the Dark Clouds
12. Hello, I'm Oliver Reed
13. Hooker goes to Bangkok