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#Nigel Owens

# nigel-owens - Thursday 24 September, 2020

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.

# nigel-owens - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

'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.

# nigel-owens - Friday 28 February, 2020

From 'She hugged me and said my story saved her life': Referee Nigel Owens on helping others 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.

# nigel-owens - Monday 20 May, 2019

Owens appointed to referee Pro14 showdown between Leinster and Glasgow

John Lacey and Mike Adamson will be the touch judges at Celtic Park.

# nigel-owens - Saturday 18 May, 2019

'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.

# nigel-owens - Monday 8 April, 2019

'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.

# nigel-owens - Thursday 13 September, 2018

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.

# nigel-owens - Saturday 31 March, 2018

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.

# nigel-owens - Monday 24 July, 2017

'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.

# nigel-owens - Friday 26 May, 2017

'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.

# nigel-owens - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Nigel Owens to take charge of Munster's Pro12 showdown with Scarlets

The Welshman will referee his fifth championship final this weekend.

# nigel-owens - Friday 14 April, 2017

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.

# nigel-owens - Monday 20 March, 2017

Owens and Doyle to referee Leinster and Munster's big European rugby clashes

The referee appointments were announced this morning.

# nigel-owens - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

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.

# nigel-owens - Saturday 11 February, 2017

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.

# nigel-owens - Saturday 4 February, 2017

'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.

# nigel-owens - Monday 5 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge This Irish rugby fan's cheeky selfie with referee Nigel Owens ended in a sound gesture 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.

# nigel-owens - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

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.

# nigel-owens - Saturday 28 May, 2016

Lam's brilliant Connacht earn first-ever trophy with stunning win over Leinster

The western province were sensational in the Pro12 final at Murrayfield.

# nigel-owens - Thursday 26 May, 2016

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.

# nigel-owens - Friday 29 April, 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.

# nigel-owens - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

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.

# nigel-owens - Friday 26 February, 2016

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.

# nigel-owens - Saturday 19 December, 2015

'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.

# nigel-owens - Friday 30 October, 2015

Referee's tale of the whistle, the whisky and the shotgun

Nigel Owens will take charge of the World Cup decider tomorrow.

# nigel-owens - Monday 26 October, 2015

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.

# nigel-owens - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

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.

# nigel-owens - Friday 18 September, 2015

Why comparing soccer to other sports is pointless

Nigel Owens made some controversial remarks about football during the week.

# nigel-owens - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

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.

# nigel-owens - Saturday 15 August, 2015

Nigel Owens may no longer be refereeing games involving Llanelli Scarlets

His cousin made his debut for the Welsh side today.

# nigel-owens - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

We now know who will referee Ireland's games at the Rugby World Cup

Nigel Owens will take charge of Ireland v France.

# nigel-owens - Monday 25 May, 2015

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.

# nigel-owens - Saturday 11 April, 2015

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.

# nigel-owens - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Three Irish referees have been selected to officiate at the Rugby World Cup

The tournament kicks off on the 18th September.

# nigel-owens - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

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.

# nigel-owens - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Nigel Owens produces refereeing masterclass but that doesn't stop vile Twitter abuse Man In The Middle This post contains videos

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.

# nigel-owens - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Leinster fans present Nigel Owens with a new passport

We’re not sure this would get the referee on an aeroplane either.

# nigel-owens - Friday 20 February, 2015

Aer Lingus to the rescue as Ryanair won't let Nigel Owens fly in to ref Leinster

The high-profile referee brought a driving licence instead of a passport to the airport this morning.

# nigel-owens - Monday 5 January, 2015

We could have heard the best one-liner in refereeing history in the Pro12 over the weekend

Ian Davies looks to be from the Nigel Owens school of refereeing.

# nigel-owens - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Twitter pics, illegal angles and BJ Botha's problems with Wayne Barnes

The Munster tighthead found himself in a spot of bother at the scrum against Clermont last weekend.

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