Rugby champion gives gold medal to young fan tackled by security

All Blacks Golden Moment - RWC Daily
All Blacks Golden Moment - RWC Daily



Sonny Bill Williams' resume looks too good to be true -- the athlete is the winner of two NRL premierships, a boxing title and, as of yesterday, two rugby World Cups.

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After a stellar win with the New Zealand All Blacks over Australia, Vice Sports reports that the New Zealand rugby player saw a young fan being tackled by an overly-aggressive security guard and decided the best way to make it up to the boy was to gift him his newly-won prize.

That's right, Williams gave the young New Zealand fan his own gold medal.

"Just before he came to give me a hug he got smoked by one of the security guards and I felt pretty sorry for him you know," Williams told One News about the incident.

The boy was obviously thrilled.

New Zealand v Australia - Final: Rugby World Cup 2015
New Zealand v Australia - Final: Rugby World Cup 2015



"If that was a younger brother or cousin I would have given the security guard a hiding you know. But I just picked the kid up and took him back to his old lady and tried to make the night more memorable for him," the rugby player added.

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This isn't the first selfless act from Williams. The Kiwi also gave Syrian refugees his tickets to the semi-final match, according to Fox Sports.



But if you're feeling bad about the rugby player giving away his medal, have no fear. The All Blacks player received a second replacement medal to a standing ovation at the World Rugby Awards.

Now, that's class.

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