It was a far cry from taking charge as New Zealand beat Australia to win the 2015 World Cup final at Twickenham.
But a week later referee Nigel Owens took officiating village teams Gowerton v Crymych in Welsh National League Division One in his stride.
Scrum V's Rick O'Shea witnessed the welcome Owens received and learned how popular the Pontyberem-bred official is.
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