Top ref Owens backs Guscott on rule change

2019-11-17 12:37

Referee Nigel Owens has backed former England centre Jeremy Guscott's call for the number of replacements allowed in rugby to be reduced.

Owens' classy response to Garces being named World Cup final referee

2019-11-01 10:56

There was vocal reaction to World Rugby's announcement that Jerome Garces would referee the Rugby World Cup final between South Africa and England.

Springboks get English referee for Japan quarter-final

2019-10-15 07:00

England's Wayne Barnes will referee South Africa's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against hosts Japan in Tokyo.

Folau's sacking the correct decision, says ref Owens

2019-05-18 15:51

Israel Folau's sacking by Rugby Australia over homophobic comments is the correct decision, said the openly-gay Test referee Nigel Owens.

Top rugby ref Owens weighs into Serena 'sexism' debate

2018-09-20 11:32

Top international rugby referee Nigel Owens has shared his views on Serena Williams' outburst in the US Open final earlier this month.

Welshman to referee All Blacks v Boks

2018-09-12 06:41

Wales’ Nigel Owens will referee the Rugby Championship encounter between New Zealand and South Africa in Wellington.

Boks get fair officiating shake for Rugby Championship

2018-07-22 05:56

The names alone of the officials appointed for South Africa’s Rugby Championship fixtures should leave us with hope of a decent tournament says Simnikiwe Xabanisa

Ref Owens declares Folau offside for comments on gay people

2018-04-09 12:47

Openly gay rugby referee Nigel Owens has chastised Wallabies star Israel Folau for airing insensitive views that could have potential life-threatening consequences.

Owens to ref France v Boks in Paris

2017-11-14 08:45

Welshman Nigel Owens will referee the Test between France and South Africa in Paris.

Boks get Poite, Garces for end-of-year Tests

2017-10-13 21:05

The match officials for the Springboks' four year-end Tests in Europe have been confirmed by World Rugby.


Nigel Owens left in tears by gesture from Farrell, Read

2019-11-09 09:21

Referee Nigel Owens has revealing the heart-warming gesture made by England and All Blacks skippers Owen Farrell and Kieran Read which left him in tears.

Boks get French ref Garces for Wales semi-final

2019-10-22 07:02

Frenchman Jerome Garces will referee Sunday's Rugby World Cup semi-final between South Africa and Wales in Yokohama.

We do not choose our sexuality, ref Owens tells Folau

2019-06-14 07:32

Israel Folau and others who post "opinions of hate" aimed at homosexuals should understand that people cannot choose their sexuality, referee Nigel Owens says.

Boks get world's most experienced ref in Paris

2018-11-07 10:49

Experienced Welshman Nigel Owens will referee the Test between France and South Africa in Paris.

Boks were harshly treated by ref, says Kiwi scribe

2018-09-18 08:43

A renowned New Zealand writer says the Springboks were “done in” by Welsh referee Nigel Owens during their win over the All Blacks.

Boks v All Blacks the toughest game to ref - Owens

2018-08-22 12:05

Welsh referee Nigel Owens says a match between the Springboks and All Blacks is the toughest test for a rugby official.

Owens labels McCaw toughest of rugby's tough guys

2018-05-14 12:27

Outspoken referee Nigel Owens has hailed former All Blacks great Richie McCaw as the hardest man he's seen on a rugby field.

World's top referee admits to bulimia relapse

2018-01-09 16:11

Leading rugby referee Nigel Owens has revealed he suffered a bulimia relapse over Christmas.

Hansen questions referee's 'focus'

2017-11-04 22:31

Steve Hansen has suggested Nigel Owens had not been as "focused" as he would have been for a test match when New Zealand beat the Barbarians in London.

Owens to ref All Blacks v Boks in Albany

2017-09-11 11:34

Welshman Nigel Owens will referee the Rugby Championship Test between the All Blacks and Springboks in Albany.

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