18 June 1973
Mynyddcerrig, West Wales
Professional referee, TV presenter and entertainer
Llanelli and District
Played for 1st xv at Maesyryrfa School but started refereeing at 16yrs of age
Carmarthen U15 v Pembrokeshire U15
Japan v Ireland at Osaka 2005
Borders v Connacht, Aug 2002
The Welsh official is the most experienced referee in the Guinness PRO14 having made his 150th appearance during the 2016/17 season.
Owens made his first appearance in the Celtic League when he took charge of Border Reivers v Connacht on August 30, 2002.
Since then Owens has gone on to take charge of five Finals in the Championship and six European Cup Finals, he was also appointment as referee for the 2015 World Cup Final between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham.
Owens has refereed 100 European Cup games and over 75 international Test matches.