"Never took a backward step" - Nigel Owens ranks the five best Lions he refereed - Ruck

“Never took a backward step” – Nigel Owens ranks the five best Lions he refereed


Nigel Owens list of the best Lions players he refereed would walk into nearly any XV from any generation of rugby.

#5. Phil Vickery (England)

Owens said: “I always had a lot of time for him, found him a decent man, a good player to referee. He wasn’t one of those who would whinge at decisions, he would accept the call and get on with it.

“As a player, at his peak with Wasps during their European runs and with England in 2007, he was a formidable force.”

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