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World Rugby Confirm Referees For Semi-Finals But Peyper Misses Out

Referee semi-finals

World Rugby have confirmed the referees who will take charge of this weekend’s semi-finals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.  Nigel Owens (Wales) will take charge of England versus New Zealand on Saturday (17:00 JST) with Romain Poite and Pascal Gaüzère (both France) as assistant referees and Marius Jonker (South Africa) as TMO. Jérôme Garcès (France) will referee Wales versus …

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Referees Announced For Opening Rounds Of Champions Cup

Champions Cup referees

The EPCR have today announced the referees for the opening two rounds of the Champions Cup which will get underway in just over two weeks’ time. We look set for another exciting season of top-quality European rugby and it will be interesting to see if Leinster can win back-to-back European titles which would secure them a record-breaking fifth title in …

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NZ Media Claim Nigel Owens Mistake “Killed The All Blacks”

Nigel Owens during the match

A report in the NZ Herland claims that a decision, or lack of decision, from Nigel Owens at the end of South Africa’s incredible win over the All Blacks cost Steve Hansen’s side the game or in other words, “killed the All Blacks”.  After the midway point of the second half, when Aphiwe Dyantyi’s try put the Springboks 24-36 in front, …

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Nigel Owens Gives Perfect Response To Austin Healey Criticism

Austin Healey is certainly a man who is not afraid to speak his mind and in the aftermath of Munster’s Champions Cup quarter-final victory over Toulon at Thomond Park, Healey criticised the performance of Nigel Owens and labelled him a ‘celebrity referee’ in his column for The Telegraph. Owens is a referee many people have differing opinions on – some …

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World Rugby Release Statement After Assistant Referee Bizarrely Attends England Training

World Rugby have admitted their error in allowing Marius Van Der Westhuizen attend England training this week… Ahead of England vs Ireland on Saturday afternoon, tensions have been bubbling all week. With Ireland chasing the Grand Slam and England eager to avoid a third consecutive loss, the stakes are higher than usual for the fixture. Earlier in the week, England brought Marius …

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Watch: ‘That’s A Shocking Call’ – Alan Quinlan Was Baffled By One Nigel Owens Decision Against Ireland

After some dramatic scenes saw Ireland snatching victory from the jaws of defeat at the Stade de France on Saturday, some Irish fans criticized the performance of the highly respected Nigel Owens. Nigel Owens is widely regarded as the best referee plying his trade in the rugby realm. However, much like all other walks of life, even the best are …

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Watch: ‘If You’re Going To Cheat, Then Cheat Fair’ – Nigel Owens

Nigel Owens

Today, the Barbarians are taking on the All Blacks in an enthralling contest at Twickenham. The sports most exciting side are facing off against its most successful one. What could improve it? To make it even better, the game is being officiated by Nigel Owens. The All Blacks are fresh from their victorious Rugby Championship campaign, but were defeated by Australia …

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Watch: Rugby Ref Nigel Owens Stars In Hilarious New Airline Advert

Not content with blowing his whistle on the field, international rugby referee Nigel Owens is also putting his whistle to good effect in the advertising world. In this funny Emirates airlines ad, the 46-year-old, who has officiated in more than 80 Tests, at three World Cups and over 350 professional games in his 17-year career, disturbs a couple in the …

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Michael Cheika Was Very Unhappy With Some Of Nigel Owens’ Decisions In All Blacks Defeat

Cheika Owens

Australia coach Michael Cheika has questioned some of the decisions made by referee Nigel Owens in Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash in Dunedin. The Wallabies came within a whisker of avenging last week’s comprehensive 54-34 defeat to the All Blacks before a last-minute Beauden Barrett try swung the tie back in New Zealand’s favour in a pulsating 35-29 result. Cheika, however, …

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Nigel Owens Strongly In Favour Of The Proposed Football Sin Bin

Top rugby referee, Nigel Owens has given his opinion on the prospect of the sin-bin being introduced to football.  Owens, widely regarded as the leading referee in the world of rugby union, has backed the idea of introducing sin-bins into football, or “temporary dismissals” as the Football Association are dubbing them. The FA have announced that they will trial the …

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