Ashley 'Ash' Rowden is England's most experienced and longest-serving domestic rugby union referee. Over two decades of top class officiating, no other referee in England has officiated at more Premiership matches - or for that matter, sent off more players and put most in the sin bin - Johnson, Dawson, Dallaglio, Guscott, Chilcott, Probyn, Andrew, Healey, Lomu and Richards, etc.
Ash, has a story about all of them, some repeatable others not! He has bridged the era of the old amateur days to the modern ultra professional, whilst still carrying out a daytime profession of running his own transport company.
4 "A" Internationals
Infamous "ear biting" incident
Over 150 Premiership matches refereed
8 players sent off
93 players sin-binned
As a Sales Director by trade, you'll find out why he always had the last word with the players, no matter who they are!