Nigel Owen

8 results

 Johnny Sexton on his way off the pitch after being replaced in Ireland’s defeat to France. Photograph: Inpho

At least for the hours and days following, it was conveyed to a rugby world that cares as an unholy transgression, a disagreeable wickedness, an unrig(...)

Conor Murray celebrates scoring a try for Munster against Cardiff Blues at Irish Independent Park in Cork. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“Is there any reason I cannot award this try?” Wrong question friend. Referee Marius Mitrea went upstairs for the try scored by Conor Murray in the 61(...)

Munster’s Conor Murray protests before being awarded a try during the Champions Cup quarter-final against Toulon. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Another European offering of Munster making the extraordinary seem commonplace. Thomond Park again trembled with a familiar pride. It would be far fr(...)

A dejected Toulon captain  Mathieu Bastareaud at the post-match press conference at Thomond Park following the Champions Cup defeat to Munster. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Toulon coach Fabien Galthie bemoaned that France do not have the provincial structures of Ireland after Munster’s gutsy team display outshone his squa(...)

Joey Carbery celebrates with Fergus McFadden after his try in Leinster’s Champions Cup win over Wasps. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

 Leinster 32 Wasps 17 Two contrasting images. One instantly forgettable, one will last forever. After the game Johnny Sexton let his son, Luca,(...)

Josh Matavesi celebrates his match winning try against Munster in the Pro 12 semi-final - which moments later was disallowed by the TMO. Photograph: Inpho

Heartbreak Decision of The Year Award: Josh Matavesi gets to do the honours here. He can hand the gong to Nigel Owen for noticing something was up bef(...)

French referee  Jerome Garces:  Given Ireland’s penchant for competing in the air, the recent decisions by Garces may haunt them in Edinburgh.  Photograph: Inpho

A final day at the Six Nations where all three matches are intertwined, the possible king makers are Kiwi, French and Welsh. A penalty when the scr(...)

Jimmy Gopperth scored Leinster’s second try in their 29-8 win over Zebre at the RDS. (Photorgraph: INPHO/James Crombie)

Leinster 29 Zebre 9 Cian Healy finally made his appearance for the first time since September 2014. The Leinster prop and his now famous hamstr(...)