10 Minutes of Nigel Owens being Nigel Owens goes viral - Ruck

10 Minutes of Nigel Owens being Nigel Owens goes viral

A compilation of popular Welsh referee Nigel Owens at his very best has gone viral.

One fan wrote: “The “er, Christopher” “sorry, Sir” interaction is my favourite of all time. The schoolmaster tone, the use of his full name, the simple look with raised eyebrows – pure gold.”

A second commented: “Easily the best referee in rugby history, and a true gentleman with the BEST sense of humour. Nigel, you will forever be welcome here in New Zealand. Thank you for all your sensational service to this great game. Respect from Auckland, New Zealand.”

“You can always see how great our game is when you see the respect shown by these massive physically imposing men to Nigel and all the other refs,” commented a third.

A fourth said: “The greatest ref in ANY sport. And probably the most respected as well. You just can’t help but love a bit of Nigel!!! ( An an inspiration to many for being honest and open about his life off the field)”

10 Minutes of Nigel Owens being Nigel Owens | The Referee Grand Master

Nigel Owens facts:

  1. Owens started refereeing in 1987, after his sports teacher John Beynon suggested he take up refereeing after a school game
  2. Scarlets and Wales U20 centre Ioan Nicholas is the cousin of the top referee
  3. The Welshman supports National League side Wrexham
  4. He currently holds the world record for the most test matches refereed 
  5. n May 2007, Owens publicly came out as gay in an interview with Wales on Sunday

Nigel Owens only ranks Nigel Owens third in top five rugby captains ever

#5. Chris Robshaw (England)

Owens said: Some people will be surprised at this one to start off. His misfortune was perhaps to be leading England during a difficult time, but he always gave everything for the cause, encouraging others to follow suit, and he was a nice guy off the pitch.”

Chris Robshaw facts:

  1. Born the second of three boys, Robshaw had to cope with the trauma of his father’s death when he was just five years old
  2. Robshaw, who has a lot of gay friends, is often spotted at events, marching alongside LGBTQ rugby players in London next year.
  3. The future England star struggled with dyslexia at school, but was able to release his frustation on the rugby pitch
  4. Boyhood Arsenal supporter Chris Robshaw welcomed England’s red wine change strip in 2012 – because it looks like the kit once worn by his Gunners heroes.