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

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

#1. Shane Williams (Wales)

Owens said: “When people ask me who is the best player I have refereed it’s pretty much an impossible task to pick one because I’ve been lucky enough to take charge of so many greats.

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“But if I’m pushed, I would pick Shane for what he achieved after coming from football at 17 or 18 years of age.

“He was in the mould of Gerald Davies in how he left defenders gasping for air as he beat them with those dazzling sidesteps.”

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