Much-loved Welsh referee Nigel Owens turns 47 today so we thought it perfect timing to run down the nine best moments of his distinguished career.
Nigel Owens Best Moments:
1. Owens gives ball boy a yellow card
The Welshman gives the ball boy a yellow card after being hit by a ball in Leinster’s win against Scarlets.
2. ‘Come back when Newcastle United are playing’
He was an internet sensation yet again after telling Scotland’s Stuart Hogg to stop diving – or return to play for Newcastle United in a fortnight.
3. Receiving his MBE
Owens has been decorated for Services to Sport although his charity work has also been recognised in the official citation.