Rugby referee Nigel Owens MBE who will be overseeing his 100th international this weekend when France take on Italy in the Autumn Nations Cup, will be doing so with a very special whistle. To commemorate his landmark achievement within the international rugby, Nigel received a special gift from the team at Prime Video who commissioned a one-off gold whistle engraved with a special message for Nigel.
The gold whistles were created by ACME whistles, which are used by Nigel and many other international and community referees around the country, and was presented to him ahead of this weekend’s clash.
Ben McFarlane from Acme whistles said, “It’s an honour to create a commemorative whistle for such a legend in rugby refereeing. and even more special to know that his new gold whistle will be used during the international clash this weekend. For those watching the action keeping out for the golden glint of his special new whistle.”
As well as the Prime Video logo a special message was engraved onto the side of Nigel’s new whistle as a constant reminder off his 100th Test match played on November 28th 2020 between France and Italy.
“This will be something Nigel can cherish for many years to come as a reminder of his contribution to rugby and lifelong dedication to international sport, “adds ACME’s Ben McFarlane.
“The question is will this now be a regular addition for Nigel on the pitch? Only time will tell!” With the action from the Autumn Nations Cup bringing international sport back to our screens, many are celebrating Nigel’s fantastic achievement as another piece of good news in an otherwise turbulent year.
“What better way to celebrate this than with a very special gold whistle for his 100th Test match,” adds Ben McFarlane. Anybody looking to find out more about referee whistles we should