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29th Oct 2015

The people of Nigel Owens’ home town paid a lovely tribute to the World Cup final ref

Don't mind us, there's just something in our eye

Kevin Beirne

Wales will have some representation in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final after Nigel Owens was chosen to officiate.

The Welshman is widely considered to be the best ref in the game at the moment and his selection for the final is a just reward for years of outstanding performances.

Owens has said before that if no one notices him, he’s done a good job. But the people of his home village of Mynyddcerrig in Carmarthenshire have been keeping a close eye on him and have made a touching tribute to their most famous son.

Coming from a council estate as well as being openly gay, Owens has always displayed an outright pride in who he is – and it’s a nice touch to see locals show their pride too.