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Nigel Owens

By 5 October 2019 October 16th, 2019 No Comments

Best referee in the world and funny too…!

Here are some of his best on-field quotes:

“Don’t swear, now, you’re on telly, mun.”

  • To New Zealand’s Dan Carter in the 2015 World Cup Final

“I don’t think we’ve met before, but I’m the referee… this is not soccer.”

  • Probably his most famous refrain, when dealing with complaining players, uttered first to a protesting Treviso scrum-half Tobias Botes playing against Munster

“If you want to cuddle, do it off the field, not on it.”

  • To fighting players in a Harlequins vs Wasps match.

“You’re both acting very immature.”

  • To a brawling Mike Brown and Yoann Huget after a disagreement in a match between England and France.

“I can’t give you the three points but I’ll give you a go at them.”

  • In response to a captain indicating he wishes to attempt a kicked penalty by saying his side will “take the three”.

“The hands out law changed three years ago, where have you been?”

  • To a very-offside Cian Healy at the ruck.

“Uhh.. Christopher!”

  • To Chris Robshaw who was complaining about a French player lying around the base of a ruck.

“The football stadium is 500 yards that way.”

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