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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.

Zoe Harrison: 'Rugby is a sport for anyone, you don't have to fit any stereotype.'

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
07 Oct 2022, 14:28
FEATURE
Analysis

Saracens lay down a marker as McFarland takes flight

Mark McCall's men exacted the perfect revenge mission on Leicester Tigers as the reigning champs were eviscerated

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
03 Oct 2022, 5:27

Elinor Snowsill: 'There were so many times when I thought, I don't know if I can carry on'.

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
04 Oct 2022, 10:46

Ashton takes flight to write himself into the record books

The former England wing has finally drawn level with Tom Varndell as the Premiership top scorer in a weekend Leicester booked thei…

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
28 Mar 2022, 6:41
FEATURE
Analysis

Rugby must not forget about Worcester Warriors

Worcester Warriors are a club that needs the support of the game in financially troubling times, and the hope is that rugby at Six…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
26 Sep 2022, 8:22
FEATURE
Interview

Martin Anayi: 'As a rugby fan, I would like it all to be in one place. I can't be the only one.'

The URC has added the South African provinces and sought investment as far afield as India and Qatar, its CEO Martin Anayi says ru…

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
16 Sep 2022, 3:56
Interview

'I'm less concerned with how the game looks and whether it's entertaining'

Dr Eanna Falvey has had two careers in sport where the main objectives are polar opposites. As a gifted heavyweight boxer, growing…

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
16 Sep 2022, 6:24
FEATURE
Analysis

Who are the Premiership stars backing to shine?

The Premiership season is about to get underway, so who are the club legends backing to turn in a big season for the fans?

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
09 Sep 2022, 8:30

Queen Elizabeth II and her longstanding association with rugby

The Royal Family are mourning the sad passing of Queen Elizabeth II, at the age of 96.

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
09 Sep 2022, 2:39
Interview

'We are going above and beyond these days to protect the players'

The improvement in concussion management has outpaced even Marika Koroibete in recent years and Dr Sharron Flahive has been at the…

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
02 Sep 2022, 11:40

'Not every player is going to have brain health issues and not every person with early onset dementia played rugby'

When Conrad Smith hung up his battered size 11 adidas boots, he could have chosen to do pretty much anything he wanted.

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
22 Aug 2022, 10:55
FEATURE

Six Nations preview: England

Eddie Jones has asked England to entertain a nation, but is winning a Grand Slam paramount?

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
04 Feb 2021, 6:55
FEATURE
Analysis

Summer Tests: Who would be picked in a World XV right now?

Rugby has been fortunate enough to feast on three weekends of sumptuous top-class Test action, where a select band of players have…

Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
19 Jul 2022, 7:36
FEATURE
Analysis

Ireland on top of the world as they humble All Blacks

The rugby world was turned on its head as Ireland defeated the All Blacks in the Series decider, leaving England to follow suit, w…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
18 Jul 2022, 10:24
FEATURE
Opinion

Eddie Jones leading the way for a New England

Eddie Jones knows he will come under scrutiny but with a sky-high win record, he can take confidence he will be leading England to…

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
20 Jan 2022, 8:17
FEATURE
Interview

Filling the void

As a player, Calum Clark was uncompromising and made mistakes but in his new role he aims to be a force for good

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
12 Sep 2021, 5:03
FEATURE
Exclusive

The cap Fitz emerging Bear Harding

The young Bristol Bear has had a breakthrough season and he hopes his side can upset the odds with a win against Saracens

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
26 Mar 2022, 5:02
FEATURE
Exclusive

Can the Northern Hemisphere strike back?

It was advantage to the Southern Hemisphere after a 4-0 whitewash in week one of the summer Tests and the pressure is on the North…

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
08 Jul 2022, 7:18
FEATURE
Analysis

Uncertain England left looking for answers

The Southern Hemisphere are victorious as England yet again flatter to deceive, Ireland are blown away and Scotland are downed by …

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
04 Jul 2022, 7:33

'I went in early one morning, packed up all my stuff and left'

By early evening, after a few sangrias, and with the sun setting, Devin Toner may gift himself a few precious moments to reflect. …

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
25 Jun 2022, 4:36
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