Williams, Owen

Williams, Owen

Blackwood-born Owen Williams began his rugby career playing for the Blackwood RFC junior division at the age of eleven. In 2007 he linked up with the Blackwood senior team, impressing with his pace and his towering frame. Pontypridd visited Glan-yr-Afon Park in February 2008 during the Konica Minolta Cup campaign, where Owen gave a stand-out performance for the opposition.

The Pontypridd team management saw a player brimming with potential and duly drafted Owen on permit for the rest of the 2007/08 season- a season which saw him start for Ponty in the Konica Minolta Cup Final.

During the close season, Owen was given a chance to sign for Pontypridd permanently, and to fully make his mark in the Premiership.

Early 2011 saw Owen given the opportunity to stake a claim with the Wales Sevens Development Team, captaining the team during their FIRA-AER tournament in Spain.

At the conclusion of a fine season for club and player alike, Owen was nominated as Pontypridd RFC Player of the Year 2011.

Owen's tenacity at the Sevens game brought about a call-up to the senior Sevens squad in late 2011, and Owen was instrumental in securing the Plate at the IRB Sevens Series in South Africa, scoring a superb try.

Owen Williams moved on from Pontypridd in the summer of 2014, having made 118 appearances for the club and scoring 48 tries.

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