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Somerset schoolboy given a World Cup winner's medal after he was tackled by a security guard

Charlie Lines had the chance for a less hurried meeting with All Blacks star today Credit: Sonny Bill Williams/Twitter

A Somerset schoolboy has gone back to class after half term today with one of the most impressive souvenirs possible.

Charlie Lines, a boarder at Millfield School, is now the proud owner of a Rugby World Cup winner's medal. But he never touched the ball - he's not even in the team.

He couldn't contain his excitement as the All Blacks stormed to victory in Saturday's Rugby World Cup final and ran onto the pitch - only to be brought crashing to the ground by a security guard.

All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams then showed the world just what a good sport he was by giving the teenager his championship medal.

The two have now been re-united for the first time since the epic final, with Sonny sharing a picture of the two of them on Twitter.

Sonny gave Charlie his medal immediately after Saturday's game. He said he felt sorry for him after he was knocked over. But despite his generosity, Sonny didn't go home empty handed. A spare medal was found and presented to him.

Charlie's family say he is now back at school and focussing on his studies.


Burgess dropped ahead of World Cup game

England's Sam Burgess during the England & Wales World Cup match at Twickenham Stadium, London. Credit: PA Images

Bath Rugby star Sam Burgess has been left out of England's squad for Saturday's final World Cup Pool A match against Uruguay.

The selection of Burgess in the 31-man tournament squad was a controversial decision at the time.

The dropping of Burgess is one of nine changes made by coach Stuart Lancaster after the 33-13 defeat by Australia which knocked his side out.

Gloucester stars Ben Morgan and Jonny May have also been dropped from the national line-up.

But in what has been pegged as a possible glimpse into England's future backline, Bath Rugby's George Ford has been recalled at fly-half.

Gloucester Fanzone to close following England rugby exit

The Fanzone in Gloucester will close this Sunday. Credit: ITV West Country

The Rugby World Cup Fanzone in Gloucester will close this Sunday, after England's failure to qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament

Other factors were taken into consideration, however after discussions with local residents and businesses the city council has decided not to extend the Fanzone in the docks beyond the final pool game.

The Gloucester Fanzone is to close this Sunday. Credit: ITV West Country

Meanwhile the Exeter Fanzone is to stay open, despite the England exit.


Webb Ellis Trophy makes an appearance in Gloucester

Rugby fans took the opportunity to have their pictures taken with the Webb Ellis cup before today's match Credit: ITV News

The Webb Ellis Cup has made a surprise appearance in Gloucester.

Supporters of Argentina and Georgia and the Rugby World Cup in general grabbed a chance to get their pictures taken with the tournament trophy in in the city's Fanzone ahead of today's match at Kingsholm.

Argentina take on Georgia in Gloucester

Martin Landajo Argentine rugby player Credit: PA: Icon Sport

Gloucester's Kingsholm Stadium hosts its third and penultimate match of the Rugby World Cup this afternoon when Argentina take on Georgia.

It's both teams' second game in Pool C. Georgia won their opening game of the tournament at Kingsholm at the weekend against Tonga while Argentina are looking for their first victory.

Burgess insists he's worthy of his England place

Sam Burgess in action against Fiji in the Rugby World Cup Credit: PA

Bath Rugby star Sam Burgess will start for England against Wales in the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham on Saturday night. His selection has been criticised by many pundits, who point to his lack of international experience since moving across from Rugby League last year.

But Burgess insists he's worthy of his place in the side.

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