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By Extra Mustard
February 20, 2015

Welsh rugby referee Nigel Owens almost missed Friday's match in Ireland between Leinster and Italian club Zebre because he missed his flight in the morning. 

Owens didn't know that the airline he was flying with required a passport to fly from England to Ireland, so he had to go home and get it. Leinster even offered (sarcastically?) to send its private jet to pick Owens up.

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Owens made it eventually and the fans gave him a good-natured ribbing with a passport poster. They even made it rugby-themed. 

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The fans might not have been in such a good mood if Owens' calls didn't go their way, but Leinster won, 29-8.

- Dan Gartland

[via Reddit]

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