IF IMITATION REALLY is the sincerest form of flattery then Nigel Owens should be absolutely chuffed that another referee is following his lead with it comes to injecting a few one-liners into his officiating.
Owens occasionally blurs the referee-player line with a few jokes, and it has made him one of the most loved officials around.
Owens’ compatriot, Ian Davies, must be an admirer of his because during the Dragons v Blues game over the weekend, he came out with a pretty great line of his own when penalising prop Adam Jones at the scrum.
Source: Ruddy Darter/YouTube
In fairness, Davies was spot on with his description of Adam Jones’ eyes.
Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO
Do you like when referees make the odd joke or would you prefer them to be serious at all times?
H/T to Ruddy Darter for the video
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