Sonny Bill sees red

Sonny Bill Williams was red carded for this tackle. Photo: NZ Herald
Sonny Bill Williams was red carded for this tackle. Photo: NZ Herald

Sonny Bill Williams has become the first All Black to be sent off since 1967.

Williams was shown a red card midway through the first half of the second test against the Lions after being adjudged to have shoulder charged Anthony Watson.

The All Blacks second five struck Watson in the head while attempting to tackle the Lions wing and referee Jerome Garces decided Williams made no attempts to use his arms.

Legendary lock Colin Meads was the last All Black to be sent off, kicking Scotland's David Chisholm as he lay on the ground in a 1967 test against Scotland at Murrayfield.

Williams is the third All Black to be sent off, with Cyril Brownlie the first in 1925 in a test against England.

The All Blacks responded to Williams' red card by removing Jerome Kaino and sending on Hurricanes midfielder Ngani Laumape, opting to play the rest of the game with seven forwards.

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