Camera catches Ken Owens out and his reaction is brilliant
Who’s been a naughty boy? The Sheriff has. Ken Owens was filmed sipping on a cheeky pint at the Connacht Scarlets game in Llanelli last night and his reaction when he realises he is being caught is priceless.
Loved this clip. You couldn’t write it. He deserves a nice pint too.
Owens was a Lions Test player in 2017 but he had an injury-hit 2021. His back has flaired up and he is one of a number of players that is injured.
The current injury list includes:
Kemsley Mathias (ankle), WillGriff John (back), Tomas Lezana (foot), Rob Evans (knee), Josh Macleod (hamstring), Blade Thomson (concussion), Tom Price (ankle), Dan Davis (pectoral muscle), Tom Phillips (knee), James Davies (concussion), Leigh Halfpenny (knee), Lewis Rawlins (concussion).
The talismanic hooker has made 257 appearances for the Scarlets since making his debut against Northampton Saints in 2016.
Owens has been appointed as the first players’ representative on the Scarlets Board.
Owens would have captained Wales in Alun Wyn Jones absence, but instead Dan Biggar is doing that job.
“In terms of captaincy we’ve named Dan Biggar,” said Wayne Pivac. “With the experience missing we wanted someone who had experienced the competition on a number of occasions and knows the rigours of it. He gives us that – he has 95 Wales caps and he’s toured with the British and Irish Lions.
“Dan has the respect of the other players and management so we think he’ll do a great job.”
Owen’s pint drinking didn’t help Scarlets win though, with Connacht recording their first-ever win over the Welsh side.
This is quality. @scarlets_rugby vs @connachtrugby #sheriff pic.twitter.com/THawQflSA8
— Stephen Ferris (@StephenFerris6) February 19, 2022
Scarlets: Ioan Nicholas; Tom Rogers, Johnny Williams, Scott Williams (capt), Ryan Conbeer; Dan Jones, Dane Blacker; Steff Thomas, Daf Hughes, Samson Lee, Sam Lousi, Morgan Jones, Aaron Shingler, Shaun Evans, Sione Kalamafoni.
Replacements: Marc Jones, Phil Price, Javan Sebastian, Jac Price, Carwyn Tuipulotu, Kieran Hardy, Rhys Patchell, Joe Roberts.
Connacht: Tiernan O’Halloran; Peter Sullivan, Sammy Arnold, Tom Daly, John Porch; Jack Carty (capt), Kieran Marmion; Jordan Duggan, Dave Heffernan, Tietie Tuimauga; Niall Murray, Leva Fifita; Cian Prendergast, Jarrad Butler, Paul Boyle.
Replacements: Shane Delahunt, Greg McGrath, Jack Aungier, Eoghan Masterson, Abraham Papali’i, Caolin Blade, Conor Fitzgerald, Tom Farrell.
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