All Blacks ace Sonny Bill Williams who received a red card for a dangerous tackle on Anthony Watson; sent the Lions winger an apology after the match.
“I remember everything. Obviously, it was a big tackle and I had to go off for the head injury assessment but felt fine,” he told Sky Sports.
“I came back on and felt fine and have done all the protocols stuff, so everything has gone to plan. I had to brace myself for it, I guess, but it’s part and parcel of the game, so it is what it is.”
The Lions’ fullback revealed that Williams messaged him after the game through social media, apologising for the dangerous tackle.
“He [Williams] messaged me on Twitter to say there was no intention, and I don’t doubt that.
“I don’t think he is a malicious player, so I don’t think he intentionally led with his shoulder to hurt me or anything like that. It’s just unfortunate, I guess.”