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Now there's video footage of that brilliant moment between Sonny Bill and the young fan
Williams gave away World Cup medal to young fan who was tackled by security.

BY NOW YOU’VE probably heard the story of how Sonny Bill Williams gave away his World Cup winners’ medal to a young fan moments after today’s final.

As Williams explained: “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.

“He was only eight and the other fella was a full-on man, so it looked like he would break his ribs or something.

“The moment probably just got the better of him but he was just so excited to get on the field with the All Blacks. I thought I’d make it a night to remember for him, rather than my medal being hanging up at home or something like that.”

The touching moment quickly made headlines and now there is video footage, captured by ALMA Rugby:

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Sonny Bill Williams explains why he gave his RWC medal to a young fan

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