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Nigel Owens red cards player for high shot on Snowman


4. Alun Wyn Jones (Wales), 5 Paul O’Connell (Ireland)

Jones: “A man of few words, he does his talking on the field with his actions. Not only is he a brilliant player and a very good captain but I don’t think I have reffed a match where he hasn’t given absolutely everything.”

O’Connell: “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.”


6. Thierry Dusautoir (France), 7. Richie McCaw (New Zealand), 8. Sergio Parisse (Italy)

Dusautoir: “He was right up there as one of the best captains I have refereed and we greatly respected one another.”

McCaw: “If anybody had to pick the greatest player in history, it would surely be a difficult choice between him and Gareth Edwards.”

Parisse: “I’ve been fortunate to have refereed some tremendous No.8s during my career but Sergio is tops. He’s such a talented player and rarely has a bad game.”

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