Nigel Owens is one of the world's leading rugby referees. Highly respected, he has officiated in many of the sport's key matches, including 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cups and the 2014 Rugby World Cup Final. Openly gay, Owens was recently awarded Sportsperson of the Decade by the charity Stonewall. He is a longtime friend of School of Hard Knocks, having refereed the final match for both the Birmingham and Cardiff series.