After handing over his Rugby World Cup winner’s medal to a young pitch invader, Sonny Bill Williams explained why he handed over rugby’s ultimate prize.
“A young fella snuck on the field somehow but when he was coming up to give me a hug, he got smoked by a security guard, full-on tackled him,” explains Williams.
“He was only eight and the other fella was a full-on man, so it looked like he would break his ribs or something.
“It will be hanging around that young guy’s neck and he can tell that story for years to come. He might be a future All Black!
“I’m pleased that he has it because I know that he’ll appreciate it. When he gets older he’ll be telling his kids things like that. That’s more special than having it hanging up on my wall at home.”
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