When Toby Booth, the Ospreys new Head Coach, talks about building a side around young homegrown talent, Watkin is one of the players who comes to mind.
Watkin has already set himself the goal of taking on more of a leadership role with the Ospreys over the coming campaign.
“Even though I am still only 23, I have been with the Ospreys for a while and have 20-something Wales caps,” said Watkin.
“I have a bit of experience under my belt and from an Ospreys perspective, it’s a chance for me to take more of a leadership role.
“It’s about being one of those players other players can come to and learn off. I know my game is still not fully defined and I have a lot to work on but I want to be one of the players that others can come to. I want to be a leader on and off the field.
“In the moment you don’t realize how special and big those achievements are, but I don’t think you can hang your hat on them. It’s a good memory and something I am proud of, but every player wants to achieve everything they can in rugby.”
The Bridgend-born Watkin has been with the Ospreys since he was 16 and extended his stay with his home region by signing a three-year contract last season.