'Nothing else like it' - Why Nigel Owens ranks the Six Nations better than the Rugby Championship
2024/04/01

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Nigel Owens considers the Six Nations to be the top rugby tournament after the Rugby World Cup. The former referee has officiated matches worldwide and although he respects the Rugby Championship, he believes the Northern Hemisphere competition is superior. The Six Nations is known as "Rugby's Greatest Championship," a title Owens agrees with due to the tremendous support it receives. Owens wrote in his Wales Online column that the Six Nations holds a special place in his heart, citing its rich history, passionate fans, and intense rivalries. Owens mentioned that refereeing in the Six Nations is a dream come true for officials and creates a unique atmosphere unlike any other tournament. He compared the tournament to the Rugby Championship, highlighting the difference in crowd involvement and overall ambiance. Owens emphasized the significance of the Six Nations in the referee community and expressed his excitement for the upcoming matches, particularly the highly anticipated clash between Wales and Ireland.

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