|Place of birth||Wales|
Howells was born in the Rhondda Valleys.
Howells was assistant coach to the Wales national rugby union team under Graham Henry during the 1999 Rugby World Cup and took over as caretaker head coach for the 2001 Wales tour to Japan whilst Henry was touring as coach of the British and Irish Lions.
In September 2006 Howells was appointed coach to Edinburgh Rugby but was sacked in August 2007 after a management restructuring and took up the Head Coach position at Doncaster Knights. On 14 January 2012 he was announced as the new manager of the Romania national rugby union team, a position that he will occupy until 2015.
- Edinburgh back in union control BBC Sport
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