Eisteddfod hon­our

Scar­lets stars in the Gorsedd

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WALES rugby in­ter­na­tion­als Jonathan Davies and Ken Owens were in­vested at the first Gorsedd of Bards cer­e­mony at the Na­tional Eisteddfod in Llan­r­wst this week.

The Car­marthen­shire-born stars, who both play for the Scar­lets, had taken time out from the pun­ish­ing train­ing sched­ule with the Wales squad ahead of this year’s Rugby World Cup in Ja­pan.

Af­ter the cer­e­mony Ken, from Car­marthen, said he was very proud to have been part of the cer­e­mony.

“There’s a long his­tory of the Llanelli team and the Gorsedd of Bards with Ray Grav­ell, Robin McBryde and Car­wyn James and it’s nice to be one of them now.”

He added he has been a reg­u­lar vis­i­tor to the Eisteddfod over the years.

Jonathan, from Ban­cyfe­lin, said be­ing in­vested in the Gorsedd made him feel as proud as step­ping on to the pitch in the Prin­ci­pal­ity Sta­dium rep­re­sent­ing Wales. “I feel very proud to­day,” he said. Look­ing ahead to Ja­pan both hope they will be cho­sen for the squad and that Wales will be suc­cess­ful in the tour­na­ment. Af­ter the cer­e­mony he and Jonathan posed for self­ies and pho­tos with rugby fans.

Pic­ture: Ar­wyn Roberts

Ken Owens and Jonathan Davies at the Eisteddfod.

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