A VALE of Clwyd referee thoroughly enjoyed his 80 minutes officiating at one of the world's greatest rugby stadiums.

Ed Brown, from Denbigh, was be the man in the middle for the Welsh Rugby Union's National Bowl final between Bryncethin and Llanharan.

This match was being played at Cardiff's Principality Stadium on Saturday and it was Llanharan who came out on top 32-24.

Ed, 44, said: "It went incredibly well.

"We spent 10 minutes on the pitch just getting used to being there.

"The first 10 minutes everyone was pumped up with adrenaline and the noise was incredible with only a few thousand fans.

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"(The) game could have gone either way at the end."

In the past, Ed has been an assistant referee in the under 20s and Women's Six Nations, while he regularly runs the touchline in the Welsh Premiership.

His future ambition is to be promoted to a referee in the Welsh Premiership.

Making it a family double at the venue, Ed's daughter Seren was a member of the Caernarfon team that won their final at the venue on Sunday.