Do Not Sell My Personal Information
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump RugbyDump
Wednesday Dec 12, 2018

Show him respect but there's no need to call Nigel Owens 'Sir'

Show him respect but there's no need to call Nigel Owens 'Sir'

He’s known as the king of one-liners so when Oxford and Cambridge met in the annual Varsity Match a few days back, Nigel Owens did not disappoint as he came out with another comment that led to a few chuckles in the commentary box and perhaps the disapproval of those in west Wales.

ADVERTISEMENT

Former Saracens and London Irish full-back Ben Ransom starred for Oxford as they won the match convincingly with five tries to one, for a 38-16 scoreline.

The win for Oxford was their 60th, as they moved within three of Cambridge’s 63 overall wins.

Referee Owens took charge of the contest, following in the footsteps of fellow Welshman Derek Bevan, who oversaw the Varsity match in 1993. “So many of the greatest referees have officiated at the Varsity match at Twickenham,” Owens said before the match.

Midway through the first half he took an opportunity to have a drink, when his usual wit kicked into play.

Of course, respect for the referee is part and parcel of what makes rugby great so it’s commonplace that players call referee’s ‘Sir’. And long may it continue.

ADVERTISEMENT

You can watch a replay of the full match below

Owens was also in fine form recently when France hosted South Africa in Paris.

ADVERTISEMENT

Related Articles

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel...

  • 10 WEEKS AGO

    Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing...

  • 10 WEEKS AGO

    Simon Zebo reveals how 'absolute lunatic'...

ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    It's 30 years since France scored that epic 'Try of the Century' from beneath their posts

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Amazing acrobatic skills set up early try in Pro D2 Friday night clash

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: Arguably the most insane three minutes of Fijian rugby history

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Jonny Wilkinson's iconic performance that ripped Ireland apart in 2002

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Jamie Roberts turns back the clock with trademark midfield power for well taken try

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Re-live the utter madness that unfolded late in the 2009 Challenge Cup final

  • 1 DAY AGO

    WATCH: The HUGE Currie Cup hit South African fans have been raving about

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Ex-internationals discuss unfortunate forearm incident which left Tonga international motionless

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Brutal reaction to eye gouging leads to HUGE ban for Gloucester flanker

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: Springbok fans celebrate Liam Williams' game-losing error in 2014

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 10 HOURS AGO

    WATCH: Eben Etzebeth puts the world on notice with surprising positional switch

  • 1 DAY AGO

    James Haskell defends McDonald's role in latest YouTube rant

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Re-live THE Mike Phillips Six Nations try which still angers Irish fans to this day

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Fijian winger cops heavy ban after that referee lifting incident that went viral and blew up his phone

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Vakatawa blows crucial try in terrible blooper, similar to Kunitani in 2014

View All

Funnies

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Fijian wing who lifted a referee like Lion King now faces a disciplinary hearing

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Referee JP Doyle reacts to hilarious moment red card was dished out after bizarre celebration

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Without doubt one of the funniest red cards in the history of rugby

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Nigel Owens produces comedy gold by forgetting crucial piece of kit during Pro14 clash

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    The VERY BEST examples of when rugby players celebrate too early

View All

Amateur

  • 12 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

  • 49 WEEKS AGO

    RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you

  • 49 WEEKS AGO

    RD BLITZ - Disaster, just when it looked so promising...

  • 50 WEEKS AGO

    That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not

  • 50 WEEKS AGO

    RD Blitz - PROP'S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try

View All

Player Features

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to 'outlier' football

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Tuisova's wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary focused on those from non-traditional backgrounds

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    The highs and lows of Yoann Huget after he announced his retirement

View All
Show him respect but there's no need to call Nigel Owens 'Sir' | RugbyDump - Rugby News & Videos