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
Well I’ve been called a lot of things and even had a few things named after me including a pedigree bull, a lamb, dog and recently a chicken and a piglet so am told. But this is a first. Hope the ride is comfy and not to bumpy 😂😉 https://t.co/AQM7cgkuJ0— Nigel Owens MBE (@Nigelrefowens) July 16, 2020
12. World Record
He is the current world record holder for most test matches refereed.