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#Nigel Owens

# nigel-owens - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

'I was as guilty as anyone - we need to refocus and actually referee what's in law'
# Laws
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# Laws

'I was as guilty as anyone - we need to refocus and actually referee what's in law'

Jul 14th 2021, 5:54 PM 9,393 Views 0 Comments

Nigel Owens gives his view on World Rugby’s new global trial laws.

# nigel-owens - Friday 26 March, 2021

Players need to pull their socks up to avoid seeing red, insists Nigel Owens
# Laws
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# Laws

Players need to pull their socks up to avoid seeing red, insists Nigel Owens

Mar 26th 2021, 8:44 AM 8,533 Views 12 Comments

Ireland duo Peter O’Mahony and Bundee Aki deserved to be dismissed he said.

# nigel-owens - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

Rugby referee and role model Nigel Owens whistles new tune as farmer
# Pastures New
From The42
# Pastures New

Rugby referee and role model Nigel Owens whistles new tune as farmer

Dec 22nd 2020, 11:22 AM 12,018 Views 3 Comments

The Welshman is looking forward to a quieter life away from the international spotlight.

# nigel-owens - Friday 11 December, 2020

Nigel Owens retires from international rugby after refereeing 100th Test
# Man In The Middle
From The42
# Man In The Middle

Nigel Owens retires from international rugby after refereeing 100th Test

Dec 11th 2020, 3:10 PM 17,377 Views 19 Comments

The recent Autumn Nations Cup match between France and Italy was the popular Welshman’s last at that level.

# nigel-owens - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Joy Neville makes more history as Nigel Owens gets 100th Test appointment
# TMO
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# TMO

Joy Neville makes more history as Nigel Owens gets 100th Test appointment

Sep 24th 2020, 3:45 PM 12,077 Views 5 Comments

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
# Good Cause
From The42
# Good Cause

'It's more than rugby, it’s a way of life': Nigel Owens dealing with storms on and off the pitch

Mar 3rd 2020, 10:05 AM 4,427 Views 3 Comments

Donating jerseys for flood relief – and why the Guinness Six Nations has a special place in his heart.

# nigel-owens - Friday 28 February, 2020

'She hugged me and said my story saved her life': Referee Nigel Owens on helping others
# The Line-Out
# The Line-Out

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

Feb 28th 2020, 3:35 PM 26,342 Views 9 Comments

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
# Man In The Middle
From The42
# Man In The Middle

Owens appointed to referee Pro14 showdown between Leinster and Glasgow

May 20th 2019, 3:30 PM 5,460 Views 24 Comments

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
# Speaking Out
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# Speaking Out

'It is a clear message that there are consequences for expressing those beliefs' - Owens backs Folau sacking

May 18th 2019, 3:23 PM 9,077 Views 31 Comments

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'
# The Breakdown
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# The Breakdown

'If a clear out is illegal then we need to referee that and get it out of the game'

Apr 8th 2019, 5:00 PM 12,108 Views 49 Comments

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
# On The Whistle
From The42
# On The Whistle

Munster, Leinster and Ulster set for French refs in first round of Champions Cup

Sep 13th 2018, 3:23 PM 4,915 Views 2 Comments

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
# Epic
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# Epic

Stunning Andrew Conway try sends Munster into Champions Cup semi-final

Mar 31st 2018, 5:26 PM 63,241 Views 109 Comments

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'
# Open Up
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# Open Up

'I used to make myself sick pretty much every day for two or three years'

Jul 24th 2017, 8:00 AM 7,704 Views 1 Comment

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'
# Final Hurdle
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# Final Hurdle

'I've never been in a Munster jersey that's won a trophy. It's a huge goal'

May 26th 2017, 5:35 PM 9,906 Views 7 Comments

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
# Man In The Middle
From The42
# Man In The Middle

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

May 23rd 2017, 2:13 PM 7,870 Views 29 Comments

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
# Men In The Middle
From The42
# Men In The Middle

Nigel Owens and Romain Poite will take charge of the Champions Cup semi-finals

Apr 14th 2017, 11:55 AM 9,579 Views 11 Comments

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
# Men In The Middle
From The42
# Men In The Middle

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

Mar 20th 2017, 12:48 PM 9,532 Views 18 Comments

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
# Scrum Analysis
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# Scrum Analysis

Analysis: Ireland's scrum came good in the end after a very messy start

Mar 1st 2017, 1:00 PM 7,142 Views 5 Comments

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'
# Ref Justice
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# Ref Justice

Owens clarifies high tackle laws: 'We don't want to get rid of big hits'

Feb 11th 2017, 11:35 AM 4,499 Views 14 Comments

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''
# Class Of 95
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# Class Of 95

'They called you a lot of other things, but they didn't call you 'Sir''

Feb 4th 2017, 9:30 AM 10,981 Views 26 Comments

Welsh referee Nigel Owens remembers his early days officiating in the amateur game.

# nigel-owens - Monday 5 December, 2016

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

This Irish rugby fan's cheeky selfie with referee Nigel Owens ended in a sound gesture

Dec 5th 2016, 10:07 AM 8,568 Views 3 Comments

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
# Big Screen
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# Big Screen

Nigel Owens wants to see the TMO used less during matches

Nov 16th 2016, 3:49 PM 7,606 Views 18 Comments

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
# History Makers
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# History Makers

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

May 28th 2016, 7:40 PM 53,687 Views 168 Comments

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
# Man In The Middle
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# Man In The Middle

Nigel Owens to cap a remarkable 12 months by taking charge of Saturday's Pro12 final

May 26th 2016, 4:05 PM 7,377 Views 13 Comments

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
# Lyon 2016
From The42
# Lyon 2016

Ireland's John Lacey to referee European Challenge Cup final, Owens gets the big gig

Apr 29th 2016, 1:58 PM 3,594 Views 12 Comments

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
# Man In The Middle
From The42
# Man In The Middle

Nigel Owens will make history when he takes charge of Fiji v Tonga in June

Mar 30th 2016, 5:30 PM 13,451 Views 6 Comments

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
# Wardrobe Malfunction
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# Wardrobe Malfunction

Ahead of tomorrow's crunch game, Nigel Owens hasn't enjoyed the best preparation

Feb 26th 2016, 6:57 PM 13,244 Views 13 Comments

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
# Comedian
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# Comedian

'There are children watching' - Nigel Owens was full of one-liners last night

Dec 19th 2015, 1:48 PM 13,230 Views 15 Comments

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
# Man In The Middle
From The42
# Man In The Middle

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

Oct 30th 2015, 8:22 AM 8,331 Views 16 Comments

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
# Final
From The42
# Final

World Rugby appoint Nigel Owens to referee the World Cup final

Oct 26th 2015, 2:34 PM 10,477 Views 36 Comments

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
# On The Whistle
From The42
# On The Whistle

Garcès to take charge of Ireland's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Argentina

Oct 13th 2015, 5:58 PM 12,814 Views 26 Comments

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
# Column
From The42
# Column

Why comparing soccer to other sports is pointless

Sep 18th 2015, 12:54 PM 8,465 Views 66 Comments

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
# Contrast
From The42
# Contrast

Rugby referee Nigel Owens has some interesting thoughts on officiating in soccer

Sep 15th 2015, 11:39 AM 12,009 Views 55 Comments

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
# Family Affair
From The42
# Family Affair

Nigel Owens may no longer be refereeing games involving Llanelli Scarlets

Aug 15th 2015, 5:19 PM 18,723 Views 10 Comments

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
# Men In The Middle
From The42
# Men In The Middle

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

Jul 1st 2015, 4:37 PM 12,836 Views 17 Comments

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
# Man In The Middle
From The42
# Man In The Middle

Munster and Glasgow will have the world's best referee in charge of their Pro12 title tilt

May 25th 2015, 4:34 PM 5,945 Views 19 Comments

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
# Error Count
From The42
# Error Count

Aki's non-try and more talking points after Connacht lose to Ulster

Apr 11th 2015, 5:49 PM 7,022 Views 18 Comments

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
# Men In The Middle
From The42
# Men In The Middle

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

Apr 7th 2015, 7:05 PM 10,559 Views 25 Comments

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'
# Contrast
From The42
# Contrast

Rugby referee Nigel Owens on 'the one issue that soccer needs to address'

Mar 24th 2015, 10:27 AM 23,276 Views 44 Comments

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
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# Man In The Middle

Nigel Owens produces refereeing masterclass but that doesn't stop vile Twitter abuse

Mar 21st 2015, 9:52 PM 35,513 Views 54 Comments

The user’s account has since been suspended and the Tweet deleted.

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