Owens pair are brother and sister act for Wales

Ken set for first start for Wales at Twickenham, hours before Vicky faces England herself

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A little piece of rugby history will be made at Twickenham on Saturday. At 4pm, Ken Owens will make his first start for Wales. Two hours later his sister, Vicky, will also run out for Wales, for a women's Six Nations international against England.

Up in the stands their parents, Delme and Frankie, will be in for a long afternoon. It is not, however, the first time their children have played for Wales on the same day . Two weeks ago, Vicky won her fifth cap against Scotland at Cross Keys before Ken came off the bench at the Millennium Stadium to earn his second. Their father dashed between the two venues but on Saturday they will play on the same pitch, back to back.

"It is awesome," said Delme. "We are really looking forward to it. I get a few butterflies when I see them run out, and there is a bit of relief seeing them come off at the end as well because it is such a contact sport. My wife gets a little worried but Vick can give as good as she gets!"


Vicky took up rugby at Carmarthen Athletic, where her father is president, after growing bored with watching her brother play. "That's the ultimate, to see both your children run out and play for Wales," said Delme.