IN­SIDE THE MIND OF… KEN OWENS fam­ily Car­marthen Ath­letic Wood. Keith

Rugby World - - FRONT ROW - In­ter­view Sarah Mock­ford // Pic­ture Huw Evans Agency

“The best piece of ad­vice

I’ve ever re­ceived was to just To en­joy every minute and to do my best. It came from my fa­ther.” “My sis­ter, Vicky, got capped be­fore me. To see her rep­re­sent her coun­try and achieve that was a huge mo­ment for us as a af­ter all the hard work and ded­i­ca­tion she had put in. It (women’s rugby) is slightly dif­fer­ent to the men; there’s no fi­nan­cial re­ward, so you make sac­ri­fices in a dif­fer­ent way.”

“Rugby was a big part of grow­ing up for me. My fa­ther played and my first rugby mem­ory is of be­ing at

watch­ing him. My par­ents have given me a huge amount of sup­port over the years, things like driv­ing me here, there and


“I had a cou­ple of child­hood he­roes at the lo­cal club but the player I prob­a­bly ad­mired most was

I re­mem­ber watch­ing him on the

1997 Lions tour.”

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