"A man of few words" - Nigel Owens ranks his top 5 captains he refereed - Page 2 of 5 - Ruck

“A man of few words” – Nigel Owens ranks his top 5 captains he refereed

#4. John Smit (South Africa)

He was the 50th captain of the South Africa national team, and led the team to win the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

Owens said: “He led the Springboks to success at the 2007 World Cup in France and against the 2009 Lions and is probably one of the greatest captains I have dealt with. He’s a good man and was a very good player at hooker.”

DID YOU KNOW? He played most of his senior career as a hooker, but also won 13 caps as a prop,

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