Rugby World Cup Award Winners, Photos and Sonny Bill Gets a new medal after an incredible gesture to a young NZ fan

After days of entertaining Rugby full of surprises, from Japan to England’s early Exit, in the end, New Zealand won again and deserved their victory, but from the very beginning this tournament drew its audience in and gave the rugby world plenty of story-lines to reflect on. Here are the World Rugby’s Award Winners:

WORLD RUGBY’S AWARD WINNERS FOR 2015

Team: New Zealand

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Player: Dan Carter (NZ)

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Coach: Michael Cheika (Australia)

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Try: Julian Savea (NZ) v France, RWC quarter-final

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Breakthrough player: Nehe Milner-Skudder (NZ)

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After wowing the world of sport with his incredible gesture to a young fan, New Zealand’s Sonny Bill Williams has been rewarded by World Rugby with a new medal.

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The All Blacks centre gave his Rugby World Cup winners medal to child who had burst onto the field after Saturday’s win, sparking praise for the heart-warming moment of generosity. And the game’s governing body, not wanting the superstar to go without a memento for his achievements on the pitch because of his good-natured actions, have ‘dug out a spare’ to send home with him.

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‘A young fella snuck onto 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 big man so he was lucky he didn’t break his ribs or something,’ Williams explained about the encounter with Lines, who is in fact a teenager.

‘I think the moment got the better of him but he was just so excited to get onto the field with the All Blacks. I just thought I’d make it a night to remember for him.

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‘Rather than have the medal hanging up at home, it’s going to hanging around that young fella’s neck. He can tell that story for a long time to come.’ Williams then posted on his Instagram: ‘Only takes one thing to change someone’s life. Enjoy it Charlie bro.’

Women’s player: Kendra Cocksedge (NZ)

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Men’s sevens player: Werner Kok (South Africa)

during the World Rugby Awards 2015 at Battersea Evolution on November 1, 2015 in London, England.

Women’s sevens player: Portia Woodman (NZ)

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Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

during the World Rugby Awards 2015 at Battersea Evolution on November 1, 2015 in London, England.

By Kelley Boss

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