PIC: Nigel Owens once again proves he's a champion with kind gesture to young Irish fan 4 years ago

PIC: Nigel Owens once again proves he's a champion with kind gesture to young Irish fan

What a man...

Last month, you may remember an incident that happened in the RDS during Leinster's comprehensive win over Scarlets in the Pro12.

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An unsighted Owens was struck on the back of the head by a ball thrown in from the side of the pitch by a ballboy, but instead of reacting angrily, he jokingly flashed a yellow card in his direction instead.

It was a sweet moment, and one that typifies the good-natured Nigel Owens.

Take a look at the incident below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTYvF6IIKkQ&feature=youtu.be

Video via Rugby XV

It emerged later that Owens was looking for the ballboy in question so that he could give him a reward. He posted on Twitter looking for clues to the identity of the young Leinster ballboy.

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Nigel Owens has once again endeared himself to people of the Emerald Isle as he came through on his promise to send the boy his match jersey.

He tweeted: "The postman took his time but as promised the jersey has arrived with the Ball Boy Joe safe and sound."

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Once again, very well played Nigel Owens...