Nigel Owens’ sends classy message after Garces named RWC final ref

Nigel Owens has sent a message to Jerome Garces, saying it is a “thoroughly deserved appointment” and that the 46-year-old “has been one of the top referees for many years now.”

This is a classy response from the popular Welsh referee, who actually ruled himself out of the chance of refereeing the final with a calf injury.

Here’s what he said:

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