PICS: Sonny Bill Williams gave away his World Cup medal to young fan in wonderful gesture 6 years ago

PICS: Sonny Bill Williams gave away his World Cup medal to young fan in wonderful gesture

What a gesture from the big centre...

New Zealand made history earlier as they became the first team to retain the Web Ellis trophy after they defeated Australia earlier today.

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A young fan ran onto the pitch in the excitement of the win and was subsequently "smoked'' (Sonny Bill's words) by security.

The child was only seven or eight years old and overwhelmed by his team's achievement so Williams made his way over to the fan, rescued him from security and presented him with his World Cup winners medal.

Speaking to the NZ Herald, Williams said, "Hopefully [the medal] made it a night to remember for him."

We're blown away by this amazing act of kindness from Sonny Bill Williams who has already tasted World Cup success in 2011.

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2015 Rugby World Cup Final, Twickenham, London 31/10/2015 New Zealand vs Australia Young Charlie Lines after Sonny Bill Williams gave him his winning medal  Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

2015 Rugby World Cup Final, Twickenham, London 31/10/2015 New Zealand vs Australia Young Charlie Lines after Sonny Bill Williams gave him his winning medal  Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

2015 Rugby World Cup Final, Twickenham, London 31/10/2015 New Zealand vs Australia Young Charlie Lines after Sonny Bill Williams gave him his winning medal  Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan