# Nigel Owens

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# laws
'I was as guilty as anyone - we need to refocus and actually referee what's in law'
Nigel Owens gives his view on World Rugby’s new global trial laws.
# laws
Players need to pull their socks up to avoid seeing red, insists Nigel Owens
Ireland duo Peter O’Mahony and Bundee Aki deserved to be dismissed he said.
# Pastures new
Rugby referee and role model Nigel Owens whistles new tune as farmer
The Welshman is looking forward to a quieter life away from the international spotlight.
# Man in the Middle
Nigel Owens retires from international rugby after refereeing 100th Test
The recent Autumn Nations Cup match between France and Italy was the popular Welshman’s last at that level.
Joy Neville makes more history as Nigel Owens gets 100th Test appointment
Meanwhile, Andy Farrell’s Ireland have learned who will be refereeing them this autumn.
# good cause
'It's more than rugby, it’s a way of life': Nigel Owens dealing with storms on and off the pitch
Donating jerseys for flood relief – and why the Guinness Six Nations has a special place in his heart.
# The Line-Out
'She hugged me and said my story saved her life': Referee Nigel Owens on helping others
The well-known Welsh official has used his profile to speak about overcoming difficult situations.
# Man in the Middle
Owens appointed to referee Pro14 showdown between Leinster and Glasgow
John Lacey and Mike Adamson will be the touch judges at Celtic Park.
# Speaking out
'It is a clear message that there are consequences for expressing those beliefs' - Owens backs Folau sacking
Rugby Australia have terminated the full-back’s contract over his homophobic comments on social media.
# The Breakdown
'If a clear out is illegal then we need to referee that and get it out of the game'
Nigel Owens says it is up to the ‘guardians of the game’ to ensure players entering rucks dangerously are punished.
# on the whistle
Munster, Leinster and Ulster set for French refs in first round of Champions Cup
Romain Poite, Pascal Gaüzère and Jérôme Garcès are first up for the Irish provinces.
# Epic
Stunning Andrew Conway try sends Munster into Champions Cup semi-final
It was an epic encounter at Thomond Park but Johann van Graan’s men had enough.
# open up
'I used to make myself sick pretty much every day for two or three years'
Renowned rugby referee Nigel Owens examines the impact of eating disorders on men and boys in a BBC documentary tonight.
# final hurdle
'I've never been in a Munster jersey that's won a trophy. It's a huge goal'
Peter O’Mahony is looking to lift his first silverware with the province tomorrow against Scarlets.
# Man in the Middle
Nigel Owens to take charge of Munster's Pro12 showdown with Scarlets
The Welshman will referee his fifth championship final this weekend.
# Men in the Middle
Nigel Owens and Romain Poite will take charge of the Champions Cup semi-finals
Irish referees Andrew Brace and John Lacey will be on duty for the last-four fixtures in the Challenge Cup.
# Men in the Middle
Owens and Doyle to referee Leinster and Munster's big European rugby clashes
The referee appointments were announced this morning.
# Scrum Analysis
Analysis: Ireland's scrum came good in the end after a very messy start
McGrath and Slimani’s tussle must have been a nightmare to referee.
# Ref Justice
Owens clarifies high tackle laws: 'We don't want to get rid of big hits'
World Rugby has introduced measures aimed at limiting both reckless and accidental contact with the head.
# class of 95
'They called you a lot of other things, but they didn't call you 'Sir''
Welsh referee Nigel Owens remembers his early days officiating in the amateur game.
# two finger salute
This Irish rugby fan's cheeky selfie with referee Nigel Owens ended in a sound gesture
This fan got a two-finger salute, an excellent selfie, and a jersey out of it. Good haul.
# Big screen
Nigel Owens wants to see the TMO used less during matches
Welsh ref would like to see video replays used only to decide on tries.
# History makers
Lam's brilliant Connacht earn first-ever trophy with stunning win over Leinster
The western province were sensational in the Pro12 final at Murrayfield.
# Man in the Middle
Nigel Owens to cap a remarkable 12 months by taking charge of Saturday's Pro12 final
It will be his fifth major final in a year.
# lyon 2016
Ireland's John Lacey to referee European Challenge Cup final, Owens gets the big gig
Ireland will be represented on the touchline in European finals.
# Man in the Middle
Nigel Owens will make history when he takes charge of Fiji v Tonga in June
World Rugby have announced the appointments for this summer’s internationals.
# Wardrobe Malfunction
Ahead of tomorrow's crunch game, Nigel Owens hasn't enjoyed the best preparation
The well-known rugby official will need to do some early morning shopping on Saturday morning.
# Comedian
'There are children watching' - Nigel Owens was full of one-liners last night
The Welshman told off one Northampton player for cursing near the ref’s mic.
# Man in the Middle
Referee's tale of the whistle, the whisky and the shotgun
Nigel Owens will take charge of the World Cup decider tomorrow.
# Final
World Rugby appoint Nigel Owens to referee the World Cup final
Irishman John Lacey will referee Friday night’s bronze final between Argentina and South Africa.
# on the whistle
Garcès to take charge of Ireland's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Argentina
Three Irishmen have been appointed as touch judges for the weekend.
# column
Why comparing soccer to other sports is pointless
Nigel Owens made some controversial remarks about football during the week.
# contrast
Rugby referee Nigel Owens has some interesting thoughts on officiating in soccer
The Welshman says there is a big difference between the way players are dealt with in the two sports.
# Family affair
Nigel Owens may no longer be refereeing games involving Llanelli Scarlets
His cousin made his debut for the Welsh side today.
# Men in the Middle
We now know who will referee Ireland's games at the Rugby World Cup
Nigel Owens will take charge of Ireland v France.
# Man in the Middle
Munster and Glasgow will have the world's best referee in charge of their Pro12 title tilt
Here’s hoping Munster’s good times with the Welshman just keep rolling on.
# Error Count
Aki's non-try and more talking points after Connacht lose to Ulster
International quality, Ulster’s ruthlessness, Connacht’s errors and the losing bonus point.
# Men in the Middle
Three Irish referees have been selected to officiate at the Rugby World Cup
The tournament kicks off on the 18th September.
# contrast
Rugby referee Nigel Owens on 'the one issue that soccer needs to address'
The sport has been continually criticised, with players and officials consistently coming under the spotlight.
# Man in the Middle
Nigel Owens produces refereeing masterclass but that doesn't stop vile Twitter abuse
The user’s account has since been suspended and the Tweet deleted.