Nigel Owens BRILLIANTLY our-witted by Prince Phillip over lunch | Ruck

Nigel Owens BRILLIANTLY our-witted by Prince Phillip over lunch

It’s not often referee Nigel Owens is outdone when it comes to witty one-liners but the rugby referee may have finally met his match this week from a very unlikely source.

Owens, who was honoured for his services to sport with an MBE last year, was attending a lunch at Buckingham Palace with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Phillip, who attended the Rugby World Cup with the current RFU patron Prince Harry, had a distinct issue to raise with the now famous referee.


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Owens, who took charge of the 2015 Rugby World Cup final, took to Twitter after his trip to the palace to share his amusing tale.

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