It isn’t only Australia and New Zealand who will have thousands of fans supporting them at the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday.
There was a delighted reaction when it was confirmed in Monday that Welsh referee Nigel Owens would be taking charge of the tournament decider.
It's official!October 26, 2015
Truly humbled and honoured to be given the privilege of refereeing #RWC2015 final. Thanks for all your kind messages and tweets. Means a lot— Nigel Owens MBE (@Nigelrefowens) October 26, 2015
But it looks like his hometown, the village of mynyddcerrig in Llanelli, is proudest of all.
Owens admitted to welling up when he saw picture of a street banner put up in his honour.
Had a tear to my eye seeing this. People of Mynyddcerrig my home village you make me so proud of where I am from. pic.twitter.com/c41f2HWkhd— Nigel Owens MBE (@Nigelrefowens) October 29, 2015
His neighbours are just the start of the many who will be cheering on the likeable referee on Saturday.
Google translate: Well done Nigel! We wish you all the best for Saturday and future.
@Nigelrefowens well deserved Sir. Looking forward to you having a chat with McCaw "Now then, Richard..."— Peter Counsell (@CounsellPeter) October 29, 2015