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Ken Owens
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Ken Owens

Cap No 1088

Profile Biog
DOB 03rd Jan 1987
Birthplace Carmarthen
Position Hooker
Club/Region Scarlets
Height 1.85 m (6' 1“)
Weight 111.82 kg (17st 7lbs)
Honours Wales (77 caps)

Ken Owens, the man affectionately known as the ‘Sheriff ‘, is Wales’ most capped hooker having overtaken Garin Jenkins previous record mark. He was picked up by the Scarlets Academy in 2004, but didn’t burst onto the regional scene until the 2006/07 season.

He figured prominently for Wales at Under 21 level and also played for Carmarthen Athletic and Cardiff Met (Uwic at the time) before making his mark at regional level. The former Ysgol Bro Myrddin pupil then earned his first call-up to the Wales senior squad in 2010. He went to the 2011 Rugby World Cup as an uncapped player and made his international debut as a second half replacement in the 81-7 win over Namibia.

His first start for Wales came in the 2012 6 Nations against England at Twickenham as he helped Warren Gatland’s side secure the Triple Crown. He featured in four of the games in what proved to be a Grand Slam campaign and he came on in all five games as Wales retained their title in 2013. Eight of his first 39 caps came off the bench as he served his international apprenticeship and he reached 50 caps in the game against France in Paris in 2017.

Captain of the Scarlets from 2014-19, he was injured and missed the Guinness PRO12 final triumph over Munster in Dublin but led the side into the 2018 final against Leinster. He did, however, recover in time to take his place in the British & Irish Lions squad for the tour that summer to New Zealand. He came on as a replacement in two Tests and captained the side against the Blues.

He started four of the five games in the 2019 Grand Slam season and was named as the coach’s and fans’ ‘Player of the Season’ at the Scarlets in 2018/19 as he closed in on 250 games for the region.

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First Team

Dan Biggar

Dan Biggar

Fly Half

Josh Adams

Josh Adams

Wing

Hallam Amos

Hallam Amos

Wing

Adam Beard

Adam Beard

Lock

Gareth Davies

Gareth Davies

Scrum Half

Cory Hill

Cory Hill

Lock

Seb Davies

Seb Davies

Lock

Eliott Dee

Elliot Dee

Hooker

Ryan Elias

Ryan Elias

Hooker

Rob Evans

Rob Evans

Prop

Wyn Jones

Wyn Jones

Prop

Samson Lee

Samson Lee

Prop

Dillon Lewis

Dillon Lewis

Prop

Ross Moriarty

Ross Moriarty

Back Row

George North

George North

Wing

Hadleigh Parkes

Hadleigh Parkes

Centre

Aaron Wainwright

Aaron Wainwright

Back Row

Owen Watkin

Owen Watkin

Centre

Tomos Williams

Tomos Williams

Scrum Half

Jake Ball

Jake Ball

Lock

Talupe Faletau

Taulupe Faletau

Back Row

Leigh Halfpenny

Leigh Halfpenny

Full Back

Alun Wyn Jones

Alun Wyn Jones

Lock

Josh Navidi

Josh Navidi

Flanker

Ken Owens

Ken Owens

Hooker

Aaron Shingler

Aaron Shingler

Back Row

Justin Tipuric

Justin Tipuric

Back Row

Liam Williams

Liam Williams

Full Back / Wing

Leon B

Leon Brown

Prop

Jonah Holmes

Jonah Holmes

Wing

Jarrod Evans

Jarrod Evans

Fly Half

Rhys Carre

Rhys Carre

Prop

Johnny McNicholl

Johnny McNicholl

Full back/Wing

Taine Basham

Taine Basham

Back row

WillGriff John

WillGriff John

Prop

Will Rowlands

Will Rowlands

Second Row

Louis Rees-Zammit

Louis Rees-Zammit

Winger

Nick Tompkins

Nick Tompkins

Centre

Rhys Webb

Rhys Webb

Scrum Half

Dewi Lake

Dewi Lake

Hooker

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