"Never took a backward step" - Nigel Owens ranks the five best Lions he refereed - Page 4 of 5 - Ruck

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

#2. Paul O’Connell (Ireland)

Owens said: “Quite simply he was just an exceptional leader. I have been in charge of games where he pretty much carried his team, whether it was Munster or Ireland, almost on his back and onto victory.

“Never took a backward step, stood tall and was a man others would follow.”

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