Owen watkin ospreys

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age 19 coun­try wales po­si­tion cen­tre When did you take up rugby, Owen? When I was four, with tondu. I stayed with them for a few years, then moved on to bryncethin when I was 15. bryncethin are my lo­cal team but they didn’t have a mini sec­tion. Have you played in other po­si­tions? I played out­side-half but con­cen­trated on cen­tre when I started play­ing for Ospreys U16. Was that your first in­volve­ment with the Ospreys? Yes, and then I got into their academy and had my first de­vel­op­ment con­tract. It started to get se­ri­ous from there. What do you par­tic­u­larly like about play­ing out­side-cen­tre? It’s the va­ri­ety of things you can do in the po­si­tion. You get open space where you can try things. When did you first play in­ter­na­tional rugby for Wales? I played Wales U16, then Ospreys U18 and Wales U18, and then last year got moved up to Wales U20. Who’s had a big in­flu­ence on your ca­reer to date? An­drew James, who was my coach at tondu all the way through. then peter bradley at bryncethin and Owain tu­dor, my school­teacher. Did you ex­pect to get so much game time for the Ospreys last sea­son? I was hop­ing to get two or three games. I missed two U20 six Na­tions games be­cause I was play­ing for the Ospreys and didn’t go to the U20 World Cham­pi­onship as I needed to rest a knee in­jury. Now that you’ve signed your first full con­tract, what are your aims from here? I’m hop­ing to keep my po­si­tion in the team and will keep try­ing to im­prove.

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