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Nigel Owens: The Final Whistle: The long-awaited sequel to his bestselling autobiography!

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He also details in the book a lovely letter of apology and support he received from then RFU chairman Bill Beaumont, the former Lions captain, "telling me he was horrified by what had happened and stressing I was always welcome at Twickenham. It ended up with me genuinely asking, 'Do people really find these things that funny, because I certainly don't? Coupled, of course, with those epic on-pitch lectures to players which ended up becoming social media sensations. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

I had no idea, was merely dealing at the time with a case of dissent I didn't want creeping into rugby.

On the occasions I’ve received horrible abuse on social media, the messages of support and love from ordinary, decent people helped me carry on when there might have been occasions when I even thought of packing it in. He becomes a farmer, looking after a pedigree herd of Herefords near the home he shares in Pontyberem with his partner Barrie. No individuals within our company or SagePay are able to decrypt transaction information or cardholder data.

I'm proof that you can overcome the dark times, the trauma when you feel you are going nowhere, and still come through to achieve your goals, land your dreams and reach the very top of your profession. I think some of the continuous emphasis that none of the viral moments were said with that as the goal could have been edited out. I own but haven't yet read his previous memoir, Hanner Amser, I chose to get the original Welsh edition and I have too many books ahead of it on my list right now. A lot of people helped support me back in the day and if going public myself helps others, then that's good. But while Owens is candid about events that happened, for the most part this is a hugely positive book which he feels will make the reader smile - 'even bring an occasional tear to the eye', he says.And even when he was accepted as the best in the world he still struggled to get a contract with the WRU! As for his biggest rugby regret, that didn't come in one of the many high-profile matches Owens took charge of, but actually in a Welsh Schools under-18s game when he sent off a Gowerton youngster when matters got out of hand between the teams.

It’s a rare thing to to able to be able to assert authority with a smile, and of course his humour, both on and off the pitch has become a hallmark of his refereeing style and of the man himself. Their systems only allow access to our most senior staff and only in extenuating circumstances (such as investigations of Card Fraud by the Police). By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. As such I can't thank enough those in the game who have been so supportive down the years, from players to coaches, to officials, to fans, to my employers at the Welsh Rugby Union.The story of the second half of Nigel's career as one of the most famous referees in World Rugby, and one of only two Welsh refs ever to officiate at a Rugby World Cup Final.

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