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Josh Watkins could be back for Plymouth Albion after World Sevens Series win

albilogo.jpgJOSH WATKINS could be back in contention for Plymouth Albion’s vital Championship match with Bristol this Saturday after helping England to victory at the Tokyo Sevens event over the Easter weekend.

The winger, who is dual-registered with Albion from Worcester Warriors, was part of England Sevens’ 12-man squad, along with former Plymouth favourite Tom Bowen, that beat South Africa in the final on Sunday. The win was England’s first World Sevens Series title success since 2013 and has moved them up into the top four in this season’s world rankings, which they need to maintain to qualify Great Britain for a place at the Rio Olympics.

Watkins was called up as a guest for the Tokyo leg and the Hong Kong Sevens event the week before.

He has not been available for Albion since February 21 when he featured in their win over Jersey at Brickfields.

Plymouth are just waiting on a fitness report from Worcester to see if he will be able to link back up with them this week.

However, Albion do have fellow winger Lewis Warner available again. Warner has missed a large part of the season for personal reasons, but he is now back in full training with the squad. His last appearance for the club was in December.


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