Nigel is regarded as one the best referees in the world after his officiating at New Zealand v Australia and Ireland versus New Zealand in 2013. He was appointed as an international referee in 2005, and that year officiated at his first international between Ireland and Japan in Osaka.
He made his World Cup debut in Lyon, France in 2007 in the Argentina vs. Georgia match and the England versus France match on Saturday was his 49th international. Nigel is only one of two referees ever to be appointed to referee two consecutive Heineken Cup finals: Munster v Toulouse at the Millennium Stadium in 2008 and Leicester Tigers v Leinster at Murrayfield in 2009.
He is also known as one of the presenters on ‘Jonathan’, a rugby-themed Welsh language chat show hosted by Jonathan Davies, broadcast on S4C, and also co-presents the sports-themed Welsh language chat show Bwrw'r Bar.
Nigel is one of the funniest Rugby Speakers in the country. He is the ideal choice for After Dinner Speaking, Rugby Club Dinners, Sporting Clubs and Conferences. Please contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent on 020 7251 8222 to discuss your requirements.
Would you pass on our thanks to Nigel for being such a wonderful guest and great speaker. When he stops refereeing he needs to take up a career as a singer! He was brilliant fun and everyone really enjoyed his talk and presence.
Bird & Bird
Nigel an absolute hit. Best lunch we have ever had!
Farnham Rugby Club
Nigel was fantastic, very prompt and engaging with the client and their employees. His talk was superb and really hit the nail on the head. His humility, honesty and integrity won the whole room over immediately and the balance he struck when dealing with emotionally complex and deep subjects with compassion and experience was truly superb. The client was absolutely thrilled with Nigel’s talk, the Q&A at the end and the fact that he engaged wholeheartedly with the client afterwards.
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