Josh Ovens

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Josh Ovens
Josh Ovens.jpg
Date of birth (1989-07-11) 11 July 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 96 kg (15 st 2 lb)
School Monkton Combe School
Milton Abbey School
University University of Bath
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Back row
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Bristol (loan)



Josh Ovens (born 11 July 1989) is a rugby union player for Bristol in The Rugby Championship.[1][2] He plays as a back-row.


Ovens was educated at the Prep School of Monkton Combe School,[3] a boarding independent school for pupils up to the age of 13 in Combe Down, a village suburb of the city of Bath in Somerset in South West England, followed by Milton Abbey School,[4][5] a boarding independent school in the village of Milton Abbas, near the market town of Blandford Forum in Dorset (also in South West England).

Rugby career[edit]

In 2008, he joined Bath, but enjoyed a spell on loan to Bristol in the 2011 Aviva Championship season, returning to Bath for the start of the 2012 season. Ovens re-signed with Bristol on a one-year deal, after the club facilitated his rehabilitation by allowing him to train with the squad, almost two years after recovering from a potentially career-ending back injury in 2012. Ovens returned to the field against Clifton RFC in August 2014, for the annual pre-season friendly between the two sides.[6]


Ovens' first cousin is Lawrence Ovens.


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  3. ^ Rugby - Boys play at local, county and national level Publisher: Monkton Combe School. Retrieved: 20 April 2013.
  4. ^ Ovens named in England Under-20 side Publisher: This is - (The Bath Chronicle). Published: 2 February 2009. Retrieved: 20 April 2013.
  5. ^ School's double honour Publisher: This is Published: 30 January 2009. Retrieved: 20 April 2013.
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