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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.

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Interview

Danny Grewcock: 'I had a fear about most people I played against. It spurred me on.'

An enforcer for Bath, England and the British and Irish Lions, the big lock is inspiring the next generation

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
12 Jan 2023, 10:11
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Opinion

Farrell divides opinion like no other

The high-profile Saracen is in hot-water after a dubious tackle but his enduring qualities endear him to team-mates

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
09 Jan 2023, 7:18
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Analysis

Borthwick eyes English revival

The England fightback has started with the appointment of well-regarded Cumbrian and his assistant Kevin Sinfield

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
19 Dec 2022, 9:33
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Analysis

Watson magic gives rugby fans some festive cheer

While rugby fans froze at games, or kept themselves toasty by the fireside, they could all rejoice seeing Anthony Watson back in f…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
12 Dec 2022, 9:50
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Exclusive

Siya Kolisi: 'In rugby, if you show your individual side or express yourself, it's immediately frowned upon'

The Springbok captain will head to Paris after the World Cup and he is on a mission to take rugby to new frontiers

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
04 Jan 2023, 4:58
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Exclusive

Steven Kitshoff: 'I never felt like the best player on the pitch. I had to prove myself in other ways'

Rated as one of the best scrummaging looseheads in the world, the flame-haired Springbok has big plans for 2023

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
09 Dec 2022, 4:31
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Analysis

Eddie Jones awaits his fate

The England head coach role could soon be vacant as the pressure mounts a year out from the World Cup in France

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
05 Dec 2022, 9:09
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Analysis

England feel the hurt and Eddie Jones feels the heat

The RFU is none too pleased with England's performances this Autumn, while in Wales, the crisis button is close to being pushed

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
28 Nov 2022, 8:14
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Interview

Gareth Thomas: 'This game means everything. We have to leave it all out there.'

The Ospreys and Wales loosehead expects a big reaction against Australia after the chastening loss to Georgia

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
26 Nov 2022, 3:26
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Analysis

Steward takes charge as England momentum is restored

After their shock loss to Argentina, England steady the ship to down Japan as the All Blacks juggernaut rolls into town

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
14 Nov 2022, 9:10
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Analysis

England's stirring comeback fires up Twickenham faithful

England were on the canvas with nine minutes left to go before staging a famous 19-point recovery job to stun the All Blacks

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
21 Nov 2022, 7:06
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Interview

How Nic Gill conditions one of the world's most successful sporting teams

The All Blacks head of strength and conditioning on life on the road, the 'freaks' he works with and why he no longer chases the n…

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
11 Nov 2022, 4:56
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Analysis

England left with more questions than answers

England were yet again left to search for positives after a narrow loss to Argentina, ramping up the pressure on Eddie Jones

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
07 Nov 2022, 12:37
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Analysis

Luck of the Irish runs out at Quins

Harlequins into raptures as contentious stoppage time try breaks the hearts of London Irish fans as chaos reigns at The Stoop

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
31 Oct 2022, 8:58
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Analysis

The fight for Worcester Warriors not to be forgotten

With the Warriors sunk and doubts still surrounding Wasps' short-term future as a Premiership Rugby club, rugby's financial climat…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
10 Oct 2022, 9:39
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Analysis

Marcus Smith rekindles the magic as Autumn Tests loom

The Harlequins playmaker shows his superstar worth as the Sale Sharks machine finally grinds to a halt with their first Premiershi…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
24 Oct 2022, 5:20
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Analysis

The inexorable rise of the golden oldies

By common convention, a rugby player was in decline once he hit 30, but a new wave of players are playing at the top level until t…

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
18 May 2022, 7:53

Tom Wood: 'It seems to be frowned on to say, 'I just out and out like whacking people'

After an illustrious 17-year career, England and Saints legend Tom Wood took his final bow in rugby with the Barbarians

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
30 Jun 2022, 5:09
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Exclusive

Nick Tompkins: 'Leaving Saracens gave me a renewed love for a club where I feel trusted'

Nick Tompkins has emerged from the chaos of relegation with Saracens a better player and he wants to kick for club and country

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
26 Dec 2021, 3:17
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Analysis

Mired in crisis, yet Premiership Rugby provides a joyous spectacle

The financial crisis around English rugby is dominating headlines off the pitch, which is at odds with the glittering rugby on it

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
17 Oct 2022, 8:06
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