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Watch: Nigel Owens' Favourite Moment As A Referee Isn't One Of His Famous Quips

Watch: Nigel Owens' Favourite Moment As A Referee Isn't One Of His Famous Quips
By Conor O'Leary

Nigel Owens is generally recognised as the best referee in the world. In fact, he won the World Rugby referee of the year last year, as well as officiating in the World Cup final effectively confirming his status as the game's elite ref.

This week World Rugby assigned him to a Pacific Nations Cup game in June. The test will be a record breaker for Owens - as it will be his 70th international game as the referee - surpassing Jonathan Kaplan's record.

To commemorate this, World Rugby sat down with Owens to ask him what was his favourite moment as a ref. Was it his famous "This is not soccer" line? Perhaps when he scolded Christopher Robshaw?

In fact, Owens' moment wasn't funny at all. Instead, Owens chose a moment he deemed summed up the respect that the values of rugby holds so dear. It came in the Rugby World Cup final from good guy David Pocock:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImZ_IxQ6TPU

This was Pocock after that moment:

See Also: Happy Birthday Nigel Owens - Here Are 6 Of His Best On Pitch Moments

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