“Nightmare” – Nigel Owens ranks the FIVE worst English players to referee - Ruck

“Nightmare” – Nigel Owens ranks the FIVE worst English players to referee

Nigel Owens has ranked the five ‘toughest’ and ‘most awkward’ England players to referee during his sensational career.

The popular Welshman announced his retirement from international rugby last November after taking charge of 100 Test matches.

He’s now stepped back from professional refereeing all together to concentrate on his other businesses.

One of the teams he’s refereed most during his stellar career is England, with Owens having a famously funny run in with former England captain Chris Robshaw.

See below, who he ranked as the toughest to officiate.

DID YOU KNOW? Nigel Owens first game was an under-15s match between Carmarthen and Pembrokeshire at the age of 16

#4. Joe Marler (England)

Owens said: “He was always a funny one on the field in nice way. You’d be trying to tell him something serious and he’d just want to have a laugh and a joke. He’d wink at you on the middle of a serious telling off.”

Joe Marler of England celebrates after winning during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

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