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He had to be replaced in a Welsh premiership match on September 8, but recovered to referee the opening World Cup game between hosts Japan and Russia on September British media reports claimed Garces would have got the nod to referee the final even if Owens had been fit, but the Welshman was likely to have been an assistant referee.
World Rugby have paid Owens the ultimate tribute by allowing him to referee Wales' match against the Barbarians in Cardiff on November Traditionally, international rugby matches are refereed by neutral officials, but World Rugby is making an exception in Owens' case.
Former South African test referee Jonathan Kaplan claimed before the World Cup that Owens was the best referee in the world but Garces would get the final.
Kaplan, writing in The Daily Telegraph this week, said Owens got "two big calls right" in the All Blacks-England game in disallowing two England tries. As a team of four, we'll be out there to do the best for the teams, the fans, the sport, but also the entire match officials team, selectors and support team.