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Nigel Owen

Nigel Owens

Professional referee, TV presenter and entertainer

Profile Biog
DOB 18 June 1973
Birthplace Mynyddcerrig, West Wales
Society Llanelli and District
Playing Career Played for 1st xv at Maesyryrfa School but started refereeing at 16yrs of age
First game in charge Carmarthen U15 v Pembrokeshire U15
Representative debut Japan v Ireland at Osaka 2005

The Welsh official is the most experienced referee in the Guinness PRO14 having made his 150th appearance during the 2016/17 season.

Owens made his first appearance in the Celtic League when he took charge of Border Reivers v Connacht on August 30, 2002.

Since then Owens has gone on to take charge of five Finals in the Championship and six European Cup Finals, he was also appointment as referee for the 2015 World Cup Final between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham.

Owens has refereed 100 European Cup games and has been considered the best referee in the world for a number of years.

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Match Summary
Season Matches
2003 P v G*
2005 Arg v Sam, J v I
2006 Arg v U, It v A
2007 E v It, P v M*, NZ v A, I v It, Arg v Geo, S v Rom, A v Fj
2008 F v I, It v S, NZ v E, F v PI, E v SA
2009 I v F, S v It, SA v NZ, NZ v SA, E v Arg, I v SA
2010 S v F, A v E, SA v NZ, I v SA
2011 S v I, RWC: Fj v Nam, NZ v J, USA v A, SA v Sam, R v C, I v E, NZ v Arg
2012 F v It, E v I, NZ v I (1), NZ v Ire (2), NZ v A, A v SA, FvA, E v SA
2013 It v F, F v S, Arg v Eng, NZ v F, A v Arg, SA v NZ, I v NZ
2014 F v E, I v It, NZ v E, SA v A, Arg v A, *R v Z, E v NZ, F v A
2015 F v S, E v F, Tg v Ga, SA v S, F v I, A v SA, NZ v A, E v I, NZ v F, NZ v A
2016 F v E, St V v J*, F v T, A v E, A v SA, NZ v A, It v NZ
2017 I v F, Arg v E, NZ v A, NZ v SA, Barb v NZ*, F v SA
2018 F v I, S v E, J v G
2019 E v F, *USA v Sam, *T v Can, F v S, E v I RWC: J v R. C v I, E v Arg, USA v T, NZ v I, NZ v E, W v BaaBaas*
2020 F v E


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