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Owens to be the man in the middle for Wales and Barbarians match at Principality Stadium

Owens to be the man in the middle for Wales and Barbarians match at Principality Stadium

By Dhanjay Deo
Saturday 30/11/2019
Nigel Owens goes from taking charge of the England v New Zealand World Cup semi-final to refereeing Wales for the first time (Image: Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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.

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.

[Source:Wales Online]

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