"Never took a backward step" - Nigel Owens ranks Paul O'Connell as SECOND hardest rugby player he refereed - Ruck

“Never took a backward step” – Nigel Owens ranks Paul O’Connell as SECOND hardest rugby player he refereed

Popular whistleblower Nigel Owens was speaking to Wales Online when he was asked who the ‘hardest player’ he refereed during his stellar career.

Check out his top three down below

#3. Alun Wyn Jones (Wales)

Owens said: “A man of few words, he does his talking on the field with his actions. Not only is he a brilliant player and a very good captain but I don’t think I have reffed a match where he hasn’t given absolutely everything.

“He’s been playing at lock for 10 years and remains one of the first names on the Wales team-sheet, which says everything about his ability.”


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