This is not Soccer – An Evening with Nigel Owens

This is not Soccer – An Evening with Nigel Owens

NUIM Barnhall Rugby Club U12’s Fundraising Committee

Thursday, 6 March 2014 from 20:00 to 22:30 (GMT)

Kildare, Ireland

Ahead of his 6 Nations Game in Dublin Ireland v Italy, Nigel will talk about his life as one of the world’s leading Referees (an incredible story both on and off the field- from his Stand up Comedy gigs to Steroid Addiction to his Sexuality to Bulimia and his attempted Suicide) and then do Q&A in second half….


Tickets are limited so it’s a great event…. Even more so now after his recent South Africa V New Zealand game which many experts claim was the GREATEST ever game of Rugby played worldwide and that the Man of Match award should have gone to Nigel Owens for his handling of such an epic encounter and his heart wrenching Ireland v New Zealand game in the Guinness Series.

So buy that rugby fan something that most can never experience… an event that they will never forget.

Tickets available here


Leinster Match Program – Article 6

This article appeared in the Northampton program

It is always great to see Nigel Owens arriving in Ireland to officiate at the top level and always great to see him referee Leinster. He had a great game again last week. One of the best referees of our time he follows in the footsteps of great Welsh rugby referees such as Clive Norling and Derek Bevan. We are always guaranteed a fair and free flowing game with Nigel. Today he referees his 73rd Heineken Cup fixture and a 78th game as a match official.  He is only one of two referees ever to be appointed to referee two consecutive Heineken Cup finals: Munster v Toulouse at the Millennium Stadium in 2008 and Leicester Tigers v Leinster at Murrayfield in 2009. He also recently refereed his 100th Celtic League game.


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Leinster Match Program – Article 5

This article appeared in the Scarlets program

Given that referees in all sports are verbally and physically abused, why would you take up refereeing? The truth is abuse in rugby is extremely rare and our referees are still held in the highest regard by players and supporters of the game. Obviously it is easy to have a pop at a referee rather than a player. A follically challenged referee friend of mine is often told to ‘Get the hair out of his eyes’. Another colleague was once told that ‘He was missing a great game’. Sure we make mistakes, but doesn’t everyone on the field?

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IRB confirm Six Nations referees

The International Rugby Board has announced the match official appointments for the 2014 Six Nations.

Appointments were made by the IRB Match Official Selection Committee at its meeting in Dublin and follow a detailed review of recent performances during a busy November international window.

The Six Nations, which kicks off on February 1 and concludes on March 15, will see 11 referees take charge of 15 matches with Nigel Owens, Craig Joubert, Jerome Garces and Steve Walsh being appointed to two matches each.

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