Nigel Owens facts: 12 things you didn’t know

9. Trailblazer

In 2007, Owens was named ‘Gay Sports Personality of the Year‘ by gay rights group Stonewall at their annual awards ceremony in London.

10. His love of tea

Owens loves his Welsh tea so much, that he always makes sure to pack it in his suitcase when heads overseas. He told desert Island Discs that: ““There’s something about a cup of tea that cures so many ills.”

11. Car named after him

12. World Record

He is the current world record holder for most test matches refereed.

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