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Record in sight for Wales star Owens

3rd February 2019, 19:44 by Gareth Freeman

Wales hooker Ken Owens is confident his side can equal the all-time record of 11 consecutive wins when they travel to Italy.

Wales secured a 10th victory on the bounce with a sensational comeback in their Six Nations opener in Paris on Friday as they fought back from 16-0 down at the break to beat France 24-19.

Wales' current all-time record of 11 wins in a row has stood for over 100 years and Owens has his sights set on matching that when they head to Italy on Saturday.

“Records are there to be broken and there have been some very good Welsh sides over the years. We’re 10 on the bounce and we go to Italy now,” Owens said.

“You have to go back to 1907 for the record so as a team it’s a big thing for us to hopefully equal the record and then pass it. But it’s not something we speak too much about.

“We just want to win and hopefully the records will keep tumbling and we can put ourselves in history.”

If Wales do win in Italy they will have a chance to set an outright record when they host England on February 23.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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