Nigel Owens Defends Owen Farrell Calling him an ‘Excellent Captain’

Welshman Nigel Owens has jumped to English captain Owen Farrell’s defence. Owens refereed 100 test games at International level so when it comes to refereeing this man knows a thing or two.

Writing in his Daily Mail newspaper column about the latest happenings in the Six Nations Nigel Owens wrote;

“People need to stop having a go at Owen Farrell, I can only speak from my own experience of refereeing him and, when I did, he was an excellent captain to deal with. I have a huge amount of respect for him as a player and a person. He always knew where the line was with me. I would say to him that he could always come and talk to me as long as it was at the right time and in the right tone and he always did that.

“Owen always did that with me. I have seen other games where he has been in the referee’s ear at the wrong times and that he may need to address. That is also down to the referee to deal with it and stop it happening.”

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