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Standing in his way however is Ospreys hooker Hibbard, who impressed on the British & Irish Lions tour to Australia, starting the crucial third Test in Sydney.
And Owens revealed he enjoys a friendly rivalry with Wales’ current first choice No.2.
“Richard was excellent in Australia,” Owens told Wales Online. “He was the form hooker in Wales last season after starting the campaign so well.
“I was chuffed for him that he had such a great Lions tour because of the work he put in and he proved a lot of people wrong.
“Starting that last Lions Test he showed what he could do with his carrying and tackle ability bringing something different.
“We get on well and he knows I will keep working hard and chasing him down to put pressure on him.
“It will make us both better players and that can only benefit Wales.”