"Not fun" - Nigel Owens reveals what it was like to referee Austin Healey - Ruck

“Not fun” – Nigel Owens reveals what it was like to referee Austin Healey

Legendary rugby referee Nigel Owens has ranked some of the trickier players he had to run the rule over down the years.

#5. 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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