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.

Owens: Boks v All Blacks in 2013 my best Test

2017-04-12 14:29

Nigel Owens says the 2013 Rugby Championship clash between the Springboks and All Blacks at Ellis Park was the best match he has ever refereed.

Top rugby ref asked for chemical castration

2017-02-06 07:18

Celebrated World Cup final referee Nigel Owens asked to be chemically castrated by his doctor after realising he was gay.

Frans Steyn admonished for shouting ‘miss’

2016-10-18 08:55

Springbok Frans Steyn was reprimanded for unsportsmanlike behaviour during a European Champions Cup match at the weekend.


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.

Owens surprised by England reaction

2017-02-28 16:13

World-renowned referee Nigel Owens was surprised by England's reaction to Italy's ruck tactic in the game and afterwards.

Owens 'should never ref a Test again'

2016-10-22 22:05

Former Wallabies Michael Lynagh and Rod Kafer have lambasted the decision to rule out Henry Speight's try against the All Blacks.

Owens to ref Wallabies v Boks

2016-09-07 08:58

Welshman Nigel Owens will referee the Rugby Championship Test between Australia and South Africa in Brisbane.

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