Standing ovation for Sonny Bill Williams as he accepts new World Cup winners medal
Sonny Bill Williams has been awarded another World Cup winners medal after he gave his own to a fan following New Zealand’s triumph over Australia.
Williams - who had received his medal along with the rest of the All Black squad - handed it to 14-year-old Charles Lines after yesterday's final.
The young boy had been knocked to the ground by a member of the security staff as he tried the reach the centre on to the Twickenham turf.
However, at this evening’s World Rugby Awards, Williams received a standing ovation as he was presented with a new medal.
"It was just a gesture that most fellas would do, especially from back home," he said at the awards ceremony.
"The young fella got hurt, got tackled. I just looked at it as, if that was my little brother or nephew, I would not have wanted that to happen to him.
"I guess I just tried to put a smile on his face."