Rugby Championship

Ref Owens 'greatest Test ever'

2013-10-07 12:00
Nigel Owens (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Wales' Nigel Owens has hailed the Springboks v All Blacks Rugby Championship Test as the greatest game of rugby he has ever had the privilege of refereeing.

As it happened: South Africa v New Zealand

GALLERY: All Blacks win at Ellis Park

With referees and TMOs having come in for a barrage of criticism at Rugby Championship and Currie Cup level this season, Owens was refreshingly controversy-free in his handling of the match at Ellis Park on Saturday.

Owens wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday: That was the greatest game of rugby I have ever had the privilege to referee. Huge credit to both teams for showing what rugby is all about. Thank you all too for your kind messages. Really does mean a lot. Diolch yn fawr.

The All Blacks won 38-27 to clinch the title.

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