In the dying minutes of a Pro 12 clash between Leinster and Scarlets, ball boy Joe Downey attempted to throw the ball to the Scarlets players in order to take a penalty.
The ball however struck Nigel Owens in the back, triggering rugby comedy gold and yet another highlight for the referee’s already bursting library of memorable moments.
— Nigel Owens MBE (@Nigelrefowens) March 4, 2017
With the help of his Twitter army, Owens was able to make contact with the sin-binned ball boy and has now sent him match jersey.
— Nigel Owens MBE (@Nigelrefowens) March 5, 2017