03 November 2015 / Club News

Nigel Owens

From Rugby World Cup final to village match

Welsh referee Nigel Owens will go from the Rugby World Cup final to officiating at a match between two village teams.

He was watched by millions during New Zealand's 34-17 win over Australia at Twickenham on Saturday. But the Welsh Rugby Union said his next job was in Gowerton.

WRU Match official manager Nigel Whitehouse said Owens would be "coming back down to earth with a bump".Mr Whitehouse added: "He had a fantastic World Cup and was the people's choice to take charge of the final. "But he is refereeing two village teams next weekend, it will be good for him to do a local game."

Nigel started off refereeing local leauge & schools teams in Wales and will return to be the man in the middle on his own (No TMO or assistants) when Gowerton RFC entertain Crymych RFC in Swalec League Division One West on Saturday KO 2.30pm. Nigel was only the second Welshman to take charge of a World Cup final following Derek Bevan, who refereed in 1991 when Australia beat England, also at Twickenham.

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