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Nigel Owens reveals who was worse as referee between Johnny Sexton and Dan Biggar – Page 3 of 3

#1. Johnny Sexton (Ireland)

Sexton, the Irish rugby maestro, leads with intelligence and perseverance. A world-class fly-half, he has earned his place among rugby’s elite through precise decision-making and ruthless determination.

Owens on Sexton and Biggar: “I’ll tell you what, they’re probably the best two referees in the world, Dan Biggar and Johnny Sexton, because when you referee them they always think they know more than you!”

Andy Farrell, Ireland Head Coach and Johnny Sexton, Ireland Captain pose with the Guinness Six Nations Trophy during the Guinness Six Nations Media Launch 2023 at County Hall, Lambeth, London on Monday 23 January 2023 | Photo: James Fearn/PPAUK.

Owens also mentioned the referee who would be the best player, as well as the referee who would be the worst player.

“Which referee thinks he is the best player? Well, that would be Nic Berry because he played at the top level for Wasps and (Racing 92) as a very, very talented scrum half and also as a very talented referee,” Owens said.