Happy 48th Birthday! Referee Nigel Owens best moments

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.