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Owain Jones

Owain has been writing and editing about rugby since 2004. He has edited matchday programmes for the WRU, publications for the British & Irish Lions and written for the Guinness Pro14. A regular voice on BBC Radio Wales, from 2011 to 2018, he was the editor of Rugby World Magazine. He has been writing for RugbyPass since 2019.

241 Articles
FEATURE
Opinion

Unlikely Welsh resurgence offers hope for trek to Twickenham

After a horror show in the first-half, an inexperienced Welsh side showed ambition to give Scotland the fright of their lives

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
05 Feb 2024, 4:16
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Aaron Wainwright: 'It might sound weird, but I’m glad I was dropped. It ignited a fire in my belly'

The rejuvenated Wales backrow relives his journey from outcast to standout, and the World Cup hurt that still lingers

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
15 Dec 2023, 6:40
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Dewi Lake: 'One thing will make the Welsh public feel more positive about the game: winning'

The Ospreys and Wales hooker talks about close friend Jac Morgan, the art of leadership and why some players don't get the praise …

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
07 Dec 2023, 12:38
FEATURE
Opinion

The 2023 Rugby World Cup team of the tournament

There were outstanding individual performances over seven weeks and 48 matches but some players put in Herculean shifts

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
29 Oct 2023, 8:36

Jake White: Springboks have sent crude message to All Blacks

Now we’ve had a few days to reflect on that narrowest of victories against England, you have to ask yourself this question. Was …

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
27 Oct 2023, 5:10
FEATURE
Opinion

Wales leave World Cup with regrets but with their 'heads held high'

Warren Gatland has made huge strides with his Welsh side but a semi-final berth was beyond them as Argentina emerged victorious

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
15 Oct 2023, 8:07
FEATURE
Opinion

Wales fly into the quarters and deserve credit

Warren Gatland's men are short on admirers but they have already surpassed expectations in reaching the knock-out stages

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
08 Oct 2023, 8:07
FEATURE
Opinion

Warren Gatland turns Wales into unlikely World Cup contenders

The celebrated coach has used all his years of experience to resurrect Wales and turn them into a side capable of an upset

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
25 Sep 2023, 17:25
FEATURE
Opinion

Wales score the perfect ten but problems persist

Warren Gatland's second team did little to push forward their merits for inclusion against the Wallabies with an error-strewn perf…

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
17 Sep 2023, 15:35
FEATURE
Interview

Emerging nations primed to smash the glass ceiling in France

The challenges of the Pacific Islands nations, as well as Chile, Georgia, Uruguay, Namibia and Romania are acute but help is at ha…

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
08 Sep 2023, 6:23
FEATURE
Opinion

Warren Gatland's expected 33-man squad for the World Cup

After a dispiriting loss to South Africa, Wales need to find a squad capable of exceeding expectations in France

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
20 Aug 2023, 3:52
FEATURE
Exclusive

Cadan Murley: 'Scoring tries is about confidence'

In the mix for an England squad spot, the in-form Harlequins wing is desperate to propel the squad to World Cup glory

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
21 Jul 2023, 15:57
FEATURE
Opinion

London Irish's expected collapse leaves Premiership Rugby reeling

The dismantling of a third storied club in eight months paints a sorry tale of a domestic league that has spiralled out of control

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
07 Jun 2023, 6:37
FEATURE
Analysis

Saracens back on their perch to continue the dynasty

Despite spirited resistance from Sale Sharks, few members of the Twickenham crowd doubted Mark McCall's men would wrestle back the…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
29 May 2023, 11:18
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Akker van der Merwe: 'Yes, I stutter, but it’s not who I am. It doesn’t define me. It doesn’t own me.'

Akker van der Merwe has overcome mental and physical obstacles to stand on the cusp of a 'career high' with Sale Sharks

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
26 May 2023, 14:15
FEATURE
Opinion

La Rochelle complete the modern-day miracle

It's been a challenging season in rugby but the Heineken Cup final showed the game can reach parts few other sports can on a breat…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
22 May 2023, 8:20
FEATURE
Analysis

Sale Sharks show true Northern pride

George Ford inspires Sale to reach their first Premiership final in 17 years and despite facing Saracens, they will have nothing t…

Garry Doyle   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Owain Jones
15 May 2023, 8:23
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Angus Gardner: 'No more rugby. No more contact sports. You may as well take up fishing.'

The Australian referee will be one of 12 referees at the World Cup and his journey has been far from conventional

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
10 May 2023, 9:14
FEATURE
Interview

Josh MacLeod: 'We may come from a small town but we have big aspirations and dreams'

The Scarlets skipper has been a shining light in a Cup run that leaves Dwayne Peel's men one game away from a final in Dublin

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
28 Apr 2023, 15:58
FEATURE
Opinion

Saracens' road to redemption gathers pace

The late Premiership Final loss to Leicester Tigers will have hurt Mark McCall's men and they will be fired to reclaim their title

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
24 Apr 2023, 10:13
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