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Luke Watson Believes God Brought Him to Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby's new South African No 8 reveals how he prays continuously while on the pitch.
(Used with the permission of The Bath Chronicle)


At a glance


In the interview, Watson speaks candidly to rugby writer Tom Bradshaw about his devout Christian faith - and how he puts it before everything, including rugby


The loose forward also explains the symbolism of his four religious tattoos - and why he will never shy away from taking the moral high ground.


Watson, the son of a high-profile anti-apartheid campaigner, courted controversy in his homeland after he was quoted making critical remarks about South Africa’s white-dominated rugby establishment.


Moving to Bath may well have presented him with the opportunity to leave the political quarrels of South African rugby behind, but Watson says that wasn’t why he upped sticks with his new wife.


He also went to say...


“Nothing is by fluke and when I had the opportunity of Bath coming up I realised that this is where God wanted me to be, that there was more than just rugby here – that God wanted to do a massive thing not only within the club but within the city.


Click here for the full Bath Chronical article.