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“Play on” – Nigel Owens gives verdict on brutal high tackle

Retired international referee Nigel Owens amused everyone on Twitter last night as he ran the rule over a brutal high tackle.

It appears that rugby coach Jack Hornibrook was tackled shockingly high by his young son, but that isn’t how the Welshman saw the incident.

Owens responded: “Play on sudden dip by sitting down caused the high tackle . Plus I don’t punish an attempt to give a cwtch (cuddle)”


One follower commented: “As a fellow Dad, I see we’ve all developed the knack of preemptively guarding the crotch.”

“Swinging arm direct contact to the neck and a dominant tackle. No mitigation. Red.” another added.

A third said: “Love it Nigel. As always, outstanding officiating and a fair ruling lol!”


LIST: 5 Times Nigel Owens Well and Truly Won Twitter

As much as we love Nigel Owens on the rugby field, we might just love his comebacks on Twitter a little more!

From serving up harsh truths, being outright brutal in response to his fans, and generally just being the funniest bloke we’ve seen on Twitter, Nigel Owens account has got it all.

Here’s our 5 favourite tweets from the wittiest rugby referee we know: Nigel Owens

#5. When someone offered him nudes

Such characteristic charisma was once again on display back in 2016 when Owens received a spam message in which he was offered the promise of ‘nude breasts’, to which the openly gay ref hilariously responded: