Retiring Nigel Owens picks his dream XV of players he refereed - Page 3 of 5 - Ruck

Retiring Nigel Owens picks his dream XV of players he refereed

FRONT-ROW:

1. Gethin Jenkins (Wales), 2. John Smit (South Africa), 3. Phil Vickery (England)

Jenkins: “He rarely smiles but has been a terrific player at loose-head prop. When I’ve penalised him and he’s smiled, I know I’d got the decision right!”

Smit: “He led the Springboks to success at the 2007 World Cup in France and against the 2009 Lions and is probably one of the greatest captains I have dealt with.”

Vickery: “I always had a lot of time for him, found him a decent man, a good player to referee. He wasn’t one of those who would whinge at decisions, he would accept the call and get on with it.”

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