Nigel Owens during the Rugby World Cup Final
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Queen's Birthday Honours: Nigel Owens 'honoured' by MBE

Welsh rugby referee Nigel Owens has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

The 44-year-old, who takes charge of a record 71st test match on Saturday, has been awarded an MBE for services to sport.

Speaking to BBC Wales from Fiji, he said was "very humbled and honoured" and thanked people who had helped him on and off the pitch.

  • 10 Jun 2016
  • From the section Wales