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Owen Watkin

Owen Watkin

Cap No 1140

Profile Biog
DOB 12th Oct 1996
Birthplace Bridgend
Position Centre
Club/Region Ospreys
Height 1.88 m (6' 2“)
Weight 111.82 kg (17st 7lbs)
Honours Wales (22 caps)

Owen Watkin graduated from being an U20 Grand Slammer in 2016 to a member of the senior Wales side that completed a clean sweep in the Guinness Six Nations three years later. Having made his regional debut for the Ospreys in September, 2015 as an 18-year-old, he has developed into a mainstay at the Liberty Stadium. After his breakthrough season in 2015/16 he suffered an anterior cruciate knee ligament injury in training in July, 2016, and was forced to spend more than a year on the sidelines.

Having learned his rugby at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd, Bridgend College and Bryncethin RFC, he played for Wales U18 on tour in South Africa in 2014 and moved up into the Wales U20 side for the 2015 and 2016 Six Nations campaigns. He also played at the 2015 Word Rugby Junior Championship.

A product of the Ospreys Academy, he signed his first professional contract with his home region in 2016 having also featured for his hometown team, Bridgend Ravens. He received his first senior Wales call in the autumn of 2017 when he was named in a 36-man squad for the November Tests.

His full international debut soon arrived when he appeared off the bench to replace Owen Williams in the 68th minute of the 29-21 defeat by Australia at Principality Stadium. The following Saturday, November 18, 2017, he made his first start for his country against Georgia in Cardiff, playing the full 80 minutes in a 13-6 success.

In the 2018 Six Nations he won two more caps against Scotland and Italy and went on to play twice on the summer tour. He began the 22-20 victory over South Africa in Washington DC and also the 30-12 win against Argentina in Santa Fe. He was involved in all four autumn internationals later that year.

In the 2019 6 Nations he played a part of all five games as Wales sealed the Grand Slam and Triple Crown. Four of those five appearances came as a replacement, although he did start the second round clash with Italy in Rome. He marked that match with his first international try in the 69th minute as he ran on to a chip ahead by Gareth Anscombe.

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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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