Wales born world-renowned rugby referee, Nigel Owens will be the man in the middle for Wales versus the Barbarians at the Principality Stadium tomorrow.
It is indeed a unique moment of history in the professional era, the first appointment of its kind sanctioned by governing body World Rugby.
"This is not soccer!" 😆— Channel 4 Sport (@C4Sport) November 27, 2019
“I don’t think we’ve met before, but I’m the referee!” 😆
Whatever your favourite @Nigelrefowens one-liner is, don't miss the great man in action when he takes charge of @WelshRugbyUnion v @Barbarian_FC on Saturday - LIVE on @Channel4 pic.twitter.com/2nC6qQ3EGz
Taking charge of one’s own team is a complete no-no under normal circumstances.
But, given this is not a Six Nations or autumn international fixture, the Welsh Rugby Union felt Owens would be the perfect referee for a special occasion which also marks Wayne Pivac's first game as Wales coach and Warren Gatland returns for a Cardiff farewell as boss of the Baa-baas.
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