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29th Oct 2015

Father and son duo named in the same squad for this weekend’s rugby action

Like father, like son

Kevin Beirne

Two Llanelli Scarlets players are set to make history at the weekend.

Regan King and Jacob Cowley will become the first father and son duo to appear in the same Pro12 match should the 18-year-old Cowley get a chance off the bench against the Dragons.

King, 35, will start the game in his usual berth at outside centre, while Cowley will hope to see some action as a replacement in the outside backs.

Cowley could potentially follow the lead of former Chelsea forward Eidur Gudjohnsen, who came on as a substitute for his father Arnór to represent Iceland in a friendly against Estonia back in 1996.

The Scarlets will hope Cowley can have as successful a career as the younger Gudjohnsen after signing him to a three-year academy contract earlier this year.


Pro 12,Rugby,Wales