Sonny Bill Williams says he ‘let his brothers down’ after red card and ban

first_imgMonday Jul 3, 2017 Sonny Bill Williams says he ‘let his brothers down’ after red card and ban Sonny Bill Williams has said that he let his brothers down following a red card and subsequent four week suspension after the second Test against the British and Irish Lions. Williams will miss the all important decider this coming weekend, as the series is tied at 1-1. Williams admitted to an act of Foul Play contrary to Law 10.4(g) Dangerous Charging after he used his shoulder to stop Lions winger Anthony Watson in the first half of the Test in Wellington.The cross-code star was shown a red card by referee Jerome Garces and the All Blacks played the remainder of the game with 14 men, going on to lose 24-21.The offence was deemed to have been reckless and warranted a mid-range entry level, which usually means a six week suspension. However, due to factors such as his early admission, disciplinary record, good character and remorse, it was reduced to a four week suspension.Williams will miss the decider as well as the Blues’ final game of the Super Rugby season. He made a short on how he was feeling on Sunday night.“Obviously really disappointed, but happy with being able to get in there and say my piece,” he said after a three hour hearing. “They’ve come to the conclusion that it was reckless, it wasn’t intentional.“I’ve got in contact with Anthony and I’ve apologised to him, but very disappointed that I was sent from the field last night and let my brothers down.”Powerful Highlanders centre Malakai Fekitoa has been called up ahead of the third Test. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen spoke about how Williams was feeling. “He’s disappointed. Not for himself, he accepts he’s made a mistake, but he’s disappointed because he’s let the team down. We can’t go back and change it. People make mistakes. It’s a fluid game, it’s a fast game, it’s a physical game so we’ve got to move on from it.”Do you think that it warranted a red card and suspension, or would a yellow have sufficed?credit: Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play , British & Irish Lions 2017 Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more