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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

Jack Clifford: 'I would have given up an England cap for the chance to win the Premiership with Quins'

Nearly two years on from hanging up his boots, the former Harlequins and England backrow is helping players with career-ending inj…

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
10 Jun 2022, 12:45

'My 13-year-old daughter asked to leave because she was terrified'

Iryna Arkhytska, the secretary general of URU, despite impeccable English, is struggling to find the right words to the fact her b…

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
24 Jun 2022, 9:22
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Analysis

The Barbarians put on a show to embarrass England

Eddie Jones is humiliated as the BaaBaas cut loose, leaving England to head to Australia with renewed pressure to deliver results

Garry Doyle   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Owain Jones
20 Jun 2022, 8:56
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Analysis

The rugby world mourns the loss of Phil Bennett

The world of rugby mourns the loss of the iconic Phil Bennett, Saracens and Leicester Tigers book a heavyweight clash at Twickenha…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
13 Jun 2022, 7:55
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Alex Mitchell: 'We've got it in us to win the Premiership for the first time since 2014'

The Northampton Saints scrum-half has had an outstanding season and he's hoping to inspire his side to give Chris Boyd the perfect…

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
10 Jun 2022, 4:24
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Analysis

Premiership play-off draw adds spice to the sparkle

Saracens will face Harlequins in the first of two tasty Premiership play-off games, while Leicester Tigers host a rejuvenated Nort…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
06 Jun 2022, 7:18
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Analysis

La Rochelle's fairy-tale story strikes a blow for the underdog

La Rochelle wrote themselves into the history books with a seismic Champion Cup win to further enhance the reputation of Ronan O'G…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
30 May 2022, 8:24
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Will Collier: 'The front row at scrum time is the best place in the world'

A select member of the Quins front row forwards to have passed 200 appearances, Will Collier is playing the best rugby of his care…

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
20 May 2022, 17:29
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Analysis

Smokin' Joe lands knockout punch for Quins

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
23 May 2022, 9:59
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Analysis

Is Johnny Sexton set to become Ireland's greatest player?

Johnny Sexton inches up towards the top of Irish greats, Leo Cullen every inch the equal of Stuart Lancaster and Gabin Villiere ma…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
16 May 2022, 7:13
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Analysis

Henry Arundell announces himself on the world stage

The London Irish wunderkind has caught the attention of Eddie Jones, while Leicester Tigers reach their ceiling against Leinster a…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
09 May 2022, 8:04
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Analysis

Saracens getting in the groove for trophy hunt

The five-time Premiership Champions served notice against Exeter Chiefs that they won't rest until they get their crown back

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
25 Apr 2022, 13:29
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Analysis

Leicester Tigers setting the pace

Freddie Steward leads the English charge as the giants of the game assemble for a no-holds barred battle to be crowned kings of Eu…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
18 Apr 2022, 6:21
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Analysis

Rivals to tread Care-fully around the dangerous Quins

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
04 Apr 2022, 10:17
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Six Nations: The Italian job awaits for prop idol Dillon Lewis

The Wales tighthead packs down against Italy knowing competition is stronger than ever but that bodes well as Wayne Pivac builds d…

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
18 Mar 2022, 17:51
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Analysis

Rugby shows vision to widen its congregation

Rugby returned to terrestrial TV in a boon to domestic rugby and with the Six Nations just days away, rugby is set to return to ce…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
31 Jan 2022, 6:55
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Analysis

Six Nations: Scotland dare to dream

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
07 Feb 2022, 10:27
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Analysis

Wayne Pivac: 'We owe it to ourselves and our public to put on a better display.'

Wales were humbled out in Dublin admidst disquiet at home, and Wayne Pivac has said his squad owe the Welsh fans a performance aga…

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
11 Feb 2022, 3:47
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Interview

Seb Davies: 'England will be a great challenge but we're relishing it'

The multi-skilled Cardiff second-row has been in fine form this season and is forcing his way into the Wales squad at the right ti…

Owain Jones
Owain Jones
20 Feb 2022, 3:47
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Analysis

Six Nations: Tuilagi storms back into the Six Nations reckoning

The return of Manu Tuilagi has lifted the spirits of England fans while rugby mourns the passing of Steve Black and fans rage abou…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
21 Feb 2022, 10:14
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