21 February 2021 / Club News

The Sheriff's Boots come 'home'

The Club is delighted to have been presented with a pair of boots by one of it's favourite sons.

Scarlets, Wales, Barbarians and British & Irish Lions hooker Ken Owens, has kindly donated his boots which were worn throughout the Six Nations Grand Slam campaign in 2019.

From an early age he played for Athletic Juniors and Youth before progressing to the Scarlets Academy. He made his senior Scarlets debut in 2006 and had the honour of playing in the final game at Stradey Park, in a 27-0 win over Bristol in October 2008. Ken has now made over 250 appearances for the Region and has Captained them for a remarkable 7th consecutive season.

He was selected for the Welsh Tour to New Zealand in 2010, but had to wait another year before winning his first Welsh Cap, also in New Zealand, against Namibia in the 2011 Rugby World Cup. He was selected for the Barbarians to play England at Twickenham, and in 2017 he was selected for the Lions tour to New Zealand. He played 6 games, including 2 tests against the All Blacks. He also gained the distinction to captain the Lions against The Blues.

Ken is Wales' most capped hooker of all time, and if selected for the Triple Crown game against England, next Saturday, 27th February in Cardiff, he will earn his 80th cap! 

A remarkable career for this consummate professional who continues to impress at the highest level of our game. We are very proud of Ken's numerous achievements and wish him well for further success, starting of course, with the BIG match against England. Pob lwc!

Photo: The Sheriff's boots & hat. Please note, the silver star has been temporarily removed for polishing!



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