It’s FINALLY (almost) here.
The Rugby World Cup kicks off on September 20 and Emirates has just confirmed they’re the official Worldwide Partner for the tournament taking place in Japan.
And to get everyone in the mood, the Dubai-based airline got Nigel Owens onboard. The prominent rugby ref is about to enter his fourth world cup, and though he hardly needs the practice, the footage shows him handing out cards in economy and whistle-blowing in first class.
Nigel Owens couldn’t resist reffing onboard
The @rugbyworldcup™ 2019 is about to take off and we’ve got referee @Nigelrefowens on board to keep an eye on all the action. Stay tuned to see what he gets up to next. #FlyEmiratesFlyBetter #RugbyWithEmirates #RWC2019 pic.twitter.com/xmvYSIwnVX
— Emirates Airline (@emirates) September 15, 2019
Some of the hilarious comments show there’s a longing for Owens on all flights
Owen’s shared his greatest memories ahead of Japan 2019
Nigel, along with many of the teams have already touched down in Japan
Ready for some traditional Japanese drumming with the Team. pic.twitter.com/ZNcCft3bVn
— Nigel Owens MBE (@Nigelrefowens) September 14, 2019